Steely Jazz

Chris Ingham Quintet

  • CHRIS INGHAM piano/guitar/vocals
  • HARRY GREENE sax/guitar*
  • PAUL HIGGS trumpet/piano
  • GEOFF GASCOYNE double bass

The songs of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen, AKA Steely Dan, stood alone in 1970s rock; musically sophisticated, lyrically cryptic and deeply influenced by, in their own words, “the best jazz players of the ‘50s and ‘60s”. With the help of audio clips of an in-person interview Chris Ingham conducted with Becker and Fagen in 1999, Steely Jazz re-examines the Dan canon, illuminating the singular melodies, rich harmonies and exploring the small jazz group possibilities of an incomparably rich songbook.

Featuring well-known pieces (“Rikki Don’t Lose That Number”, “Josie”), alongside classic tracks and deep cuts from the masterpiece albums Aja, Gaucho, Countdown To Ecstasy, Katy Lied et al, Steely Jazz is a fresh, exciting celebration of two giants of 20th Century popular music.

One of Britain's best singer-pianists
Evening Standard
Over and above his impish arpeggios, droll introductions and left-handed singing the thing that fascinates me about Mr. Ingham is his erudition
Jazz Journal

Date & Time

19th July 2024, 7:30pm - doors open 7:00pm

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St Peter's by the Waterfront St Peter's Church, College Street, Ipswich, IP4 1BF

01473 225269 /

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19th July 2024 - 7:30pm (doors 7:00pm)

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