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September 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Between the four of them there have been appearances at big festivals, small pubs and countless clubs (including Ronnie Scotts and Pizza Express). They play in a variety of bands and styles but jazz is where the heart is and this comes out in the performances of Chilli Jam.
Angus Rorison – guitar
Angus has been playing in bands and solo for 30 yrs in Kent, London and France. He took up guitar due to a love of the blues in his teens, and was always influenced by the jazz he heard from his father, and his early upbringing in Africa. He has composed several tunes for the band, and gets carried away occasionally and plays percussion during drum solos. He lives near Chilham.
Favourite musicians: Buddy Guy, Fela Kuti, John Coltrane, Nina Simone, Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones.
Nick Browne – saxophones
Nick is a professional musician and graduate of the Leeds academy of music (specialising in jazz improvisation). He plays all varieties of saxophone, and now lives in Herne Bay.
Favourite musicians: Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, George Michael
Maurizio Borgna – bass
From Bari in Italy, Maurizio now lives in Margate and is in constant demand as a bassist, from which he makes his living. He studied bass at Middlesex and Goldsmiths College and has taught bass in Italy. He also plays with Kent-based jazz greats Doug Sides and Frances Knight, among many other projects, see http://mauriziomaja6.wixsite.com/maurizio-bass for more
Favourite musicians: Ron Carter, Bootsy Collins, Ray Brown
Nick Harrington – drums
Nick is a drum teacher from Deal and all round jolly good chap. He’s been playing drums professionally and touring for many years, which has taken him to gigs in The Seychelles, Cyprus, Germany, Guildford and beyond.