Castle Frank ‘n’ Stan tour dates

 

In 1999 jazz keyboard player Geoff Castle had the idea of putting together a trio featuring two of his closest musical associates, vocalist and percussionist Frank Holder and tenor saxophonist Stan Robinson. Together they recorded the album Jazz in the Dungeon, which is currently available on CDR. Tracks from this album have been played on BBC Radio 2 and Jazz FM.  Geoff’s lively keyboard playing, including his driving left hand bass, Stan’s melodic, exciting tenor sax and Frank’s superb vocals and percussion playing all add up to an evening of musical thrills and excitement.  This trio is unsurpassed for creative inspiration and spontaneity.

 

FRANK HOLDER

Legendary singer and entertainer and expert percussionist whose remarkable career spans from featuring alongside Cleo Laine with the John Dankworth band of the fifties to the much acclaimed Latin Fusion Band Paz. Frank`s version of `Speak Low` is included on Jazz FM`s Latin jazz compilation CD “The Most of Latin Groove”.   His recent CD collaboration with Duncan Lamont “So little time” has attracted rave reviews. Frank sings in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese. He is equally at home with ballads. pop songs, soul, rock and modern jazz.

“Frank Holder captivated the audience with his singing, conga and bongo playing”   Sheffield Telegraph

“One likes the resonant voice of Frank Holder  Newcastle Journal

“Trim and dapper he was full of pent up energy held in check for a relaxed Foggy Day in London Town but released in earnest for a Latin Medley that had everyone on stage shaking, rattling and hitting exotic percussion instruments.”                          The Times

(Review of Cleo Laine and John Dankworth's Christmas Show at Wavendon December 2003)

 

STAN ROBINSON

 Stan is one of the greatest tenor sax players in the UK. Born in Salford Manchester 1936 He has played with Tubby Hayes, Ronnie Scott, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Watts big band, Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, Maynard Fergusson’s band, Francy Boland, Long John Baldry, The Animals big band with Eric Burdon to name but a few. His style is contemporary post bop with influences of Coleman Hawkins and Stan Getz.  He is also a prolific composer of jazz tunes including “West Indies which features on the Jazz in the Dungeon.  He regularly appears with his own quartet at Ronnie Scott’s club featuring Geoff Castle on piano.                      

“A bastion of the British jazz scene”   Don Rendell

 

 

 

 

GEOFF CASTLE

Geoff has played jazz piano professionally since 1970, when he joined Graham Collier’s band, which won two prizes at the 1971 Montreux Jazz Festival.  In 1974 he joined Ian Carr’s Nucleus with whom he recorded 6 albums and toured internationally for eight years.  He leads top UK Latin band Paz, recording 11 albums and several BBC jazz radio shows such as Sounds of Jazz and Jazz on 3.  His Impressions of New York suite, composed for the 1981 Camden Jazz Week, was featured on the Oscar Peterson show “Jazz at the Gateway” and shown on Channel 4.  His discography includes over 40 albums and can be seen on his website at www.geoffcastle.com.  Artists he has recorded with include Georgie Fame, Ian Dury, Brendan Power and Neil Ardley.

 

Contact: Geoff Castle tel: +4420 8749 1895 Frank Holder tel: +4420 8749 1895

 

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