Nick Hempton is an alto and tenor saxophonist, composer and bandleader producing new music in the modern/mainstream tradition. Calling New York home since 2004, he headlines clubs throughout the city, as well as concert halls and festivals around the world. Influenced by the greats of the instrument like Dexter Gordon, Sonny Stitt, Cannonball Adderley, etc, and informed by a youth misspent playing R&B and ska in his native Australia, Hempton's jazz is original, approachable, and always swinging. Nick makes his first appearance in Seattle at Egan's, to perform tunes from his brand new Posi-Tone album, Odd Man Out. Nick's third studio album, it features his working band of eight years, and contains a setlist of hard-driving, swinging originals with a nod to the characters and styles of the film noir genre. Appearing with Nick at Egan's will be drummer Dan Aran, a veteran of the New York jazz scene, having performed with the Junior Mance trio, Harry Whitaker Trio, Roy Hargrove, Stacey Kent, etc., and a featured member of the Nick Hempton Band since its inception. The Hempton Band's only Washington show in the Odd Man Out tour, this promises to be a great night of hard swinging New York Jazz!
Egan's Ballard Jam House (View)
1707 NW Market Street
Seattle, WA 98107