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Andy Hague – trumpet/flugelhorn, Tom Berge – Hammond organ, Ryan Thrupp – drums
BS3 is home to a wealth of musicians and artists of all descriptions, and tonight’s band is made up of three jazz players who happen to live within five minutes walk of the Tobacco Factory. They’ll be playing a mixture of jazz standards, some Blue Note classics and a couple of Andy’s originals.
Over the past 25 years trumpeter Andy Hague has become well known in Bristol both as a performer and as organiser of weekly jazz venue The Be-Bop Club. Besides his jazz activities he has played in many other settings, including the albums by Portishead and for theatre, tv and film productions. In 2019 Andy played for the first time with legendary UK jazz composer Mike Westbrook as part of his Uncommon Orchestra, and post-Covid the band has appeared at Cheltenham and Cambridge Jazz Festivals, the Rossini Festival in Lugo, Italy and Ronnie Scott’s 2022 and 2023. Andy is also well known as a jazz educator, and has tutored for several jazz summer schools and residential weekends including CL Jazz, Music For You, Gloucester Academy of Music, Dartington and Falmouth-Yamaha.
Tom Berge is a jazz pianist and music teacher with a 1st Class Honours (BA) in Jazz Piano (Leeds College of Music) and an MA in Composition for Film and TV (Bristol University). He plays regularly with his own trio across the UK and has tutored at the Yamaha Jazz School in Falmouth and at the Dordogne Jazz Summer School.
Drummer Ryan Thrupp recently graduated with a First from the Royal Welsh College jazz degree course and besides his jazz activities plays with funky festival favourites Cut Capers and appeared on live BBC TV from Glastonbury 2023 with afro-beat balafon player N’famady Kouyaté.