THE MATTHEW Read Trio play Kenilworth Jazz Club on February 5.
The trio, which features Read on double bass, Benedict Wood on guitar and Arthur Newell on drums, draws influence from a multitude of styles including jazz, folk, country, hip hop, dance music, spirituals and both European and American church music.
They will be showcasing forthcoming album Anecdotes Vol 2, which follows on from the trio’s 2016 debut release Anecdotes.
Read said: “I decided to write music for the trio that told stories. I felt early on that this band was one that would respond well to slightly more left field forms of inspiration than other bands I have played in.
“What’s nice about Anecdotes, Vol 2 is that, while the first album was telling my story, the new one is telling our collective story.
“We’ve spent so much time rehearsing, playing, travelling and generally hanging out together, that the new tunes are based on our joint experiences.”
The club is located at Kenilworth Rugby Club’s Glasshouse Lane ground. Doors open at 7pm, and the music starts at 7.45pm.