Paul Jolly Quartet - Music in the Museum

Every second Sunday of the month, Music in the Museum: Jazz presents the very best of jazz.  

In 1969 Paul joined for the People Band an improvising group formed by Davis and the percussionist Terry Day. This association still lasts and it has impacted on all of his approach to creativity.

Performing in a wide variety of creative music projects - including two years as Musical Director for the Intriplicate Mime Company, member of the People Band and People Show, major European tours with the People Band, Big Chico, Mummy and Loverly – an improvising group featuring the singer Maggie Nicols and working with rock groups including the cult 70’s band Sweet Slag.

On-going work as a musician, composer and educator, includes appearing in, and composing for, the award winning Mike Figgis film ‘Stormy Monday’, with Sting, Tommy Lee Jones & Melanie Griffiths. Recent appearances Include: major performances at Kings Place, the Vortex, Café Oto, Shunt Lounge and Exploratorium in Berlin with the People Band.

In September 2011 the People Band were featured for four days - as part of the Deloitte ‘Tell The Truth’ Festival at the Royal Opera House. Performances included a specially devised piece alongside the London Contemporary Orchestra and flamenco dancer Eva Yerbabuena. He also works with the Monk influenced band ‘SNC’, his own quartet the ‘PJQ’ and experimental band ‘House of Five’. Latest projects include a duo with the poet Paula Rae Gibson, a duo with pianist Mike Adcock, a duo with percussionist Steve Seal and with Ben Higham’s ‘The Brass Monkeys’.

Running Time: 120 mins performance, including a 30 minute interval

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