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Thu 6th Dec 18 edit

Hackensack is a monthly event held on Thursdays at Cafe Jazz. The focus is on the NEW and the FRESH and operates mainly, but not exclusively within the realm of jazz and improvised music. Double bills every month.


After having made their first public appearance together in February this year, these two pianists have joined forces once more to round off Hackensack's 2018 with another intimate duo performance. This is the culmination of their two indefinably different approaches, voices, backgrounds, personalities and senses of humour, woven together in a unique open conversation of sound.


Rebecca Nash is a bright light amongst the jazz musicians of her generation who brings a distinctive sound to the stage. Equally at home playing contemporary original music, as well as standard repertoire, and more freer material, Rebecca’s latest project Atlas is due to release its debut album on Stoney Lane Records early 2019. She is particularly happy to be back performing in Cardiff where she studied at RWCMD.

Trumpeter Nick Malcolm is an original, heart-felt improviser. His rich, warm sound and sense of daring improvisational inform each and every musical situation and he plays with a total commitment to the music in the moment, whatever the stylistic context.

Will Harris’ dynamic and comprehensive approach to the double bass has put him in high demand as a musician on the UK jazz scene. Currently touring with a bunch of exciting projects, including the award winning Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet, and the Matt Anderson Quartet, Will has worked with some of the UK’s most renowned jazz performers including Dave Newton, and Karen Street, not to mention touring with the legendary Chris Potter.

These three musicians have come together for the Hackensack sessions to present an evening of their favourite standard repertoire.

Choose which you pay

Big Price - £10 - for the arts supporter who would like to chip in that bit extra towards Hackensack's longevity and be remembered dearly
Medium Price - £7 - for the awesome audient, supporting the Hackensack without quite the glamour and philanthropy associated with the big price
Little Price - £5 - for the music lover who's thinking "that's all well and good but I’m a student who’s on a budget here and I come to bloody everything anyway so stop pestering me for cash"


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