News Archives - Stan Sulzmann

‘FATHER & SON’ Stan is guesting with Matt Sulzmann Qrt at Vortex Feb 21st 2020

Sunday 9th February, 2020

Saxophone players ,Stan and Matt will be joining forces , playing a set each of their choice featuring  original compositions and favourite pieces, with Will Barry pno, Flo Moore, bass, Dave Ingamells, drs.

Autumn Tour – Stan Sulzmann in collaboration with VEIN TRIO ( Switzerland) showcasing new music. SEPT 2020.

STAN and VEIN TRIO , are following successful UK gigs of 2018/19  ( Cheltenham Festival , Seven Arts )  with a short tour . WATERMILL JAZZ , Dorking SEPT 22nd, CAMBRIDGE JAZZ FEST. Sept 24th, SCARBOROUGH JAZZ FEST, Sept 25th. LIMERICK, Ireland tbc , VORTEX , London tbc.

‘SHADOW PAINTING’ Stan Sulzmanns quartet at the ‘COCKPIT THEATRE’ Marylebone Feb 24th 2020, and EASTSIDE Jazz club, Leytonstone Apr7th

The Quartet with Nick Smart tpt, Ross Stanley hammond organ, Tim Giles drs  are playing music from their new cd ‘Shadow Painting‘  ( on Jellymould Jazz) at the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone , Jazz In The Round series Feb 24th. and Eastside Jazz Club Apr 7th


Sunday 27th October, 2019

Stans quartet with Nick Smart tpt , Ross Stanley organ, Tim Giles drs , releases its first cd ‘Shadow Painting’ on Jellymould Jazz records on Oct 31st at the 606 club Lots Rd Chelsea. Recorded at Wincraft Studios Cheltenham , its a collection of new original tunes by Stan and an arrangement of the Gillespie / Ray Bryant classic tune  Con Alma.


Wednesday 22nd November, 2017

A new cd ‘LUSH LIFE’ is due out late 2018 on  the Jellymould label. Following on from the acclaimed ‘Stardust’  duo recording but adding special guest Dave Holland playing a set of  new original music and arrangements of standards.

Neon Orchestra Live at the 606 Club – Taking a Chance On Love

Saturday 21st May, 2016

The final video is Stan’s epic arrangement of Vernon Duke’s Taking A Chance On Love, which is reharmonised and set in 5/4 time and was originally written as part of a suite of music called “Splashes”. Featured are Ralph Wyld (vibes), Kit Downes (piano), Tom Walsh (trumpet), Stan (Soprano), and Tim Giles (drums).

Neon Orchestra Live at the 606 Club – I Know You Know

Saturday 14th May, 2016

I Know You Know is an original composition by pianist Gwilym Simcock, which Stan fondly remembers playing with Gwilym and guitarist John Parricelli. Stan and Gwilym’s musical relationship stretches back to the original “Neon” band, which was a trio featuring Stan and Gwilym alongside Jim Hart on vibes. Stan’s arrangement features James Allsopp (bass clarinet), Ralph Wyld (vibes), and Stan on soprano.

Neon Orchestra Live at the 606 Club – Nobody Else But Me

Saturday 7th May, 2016

Stan’s most recent arrangement is Jerome Kern’s standard Nobody Else But Me. Inspired by his memory of hearing the original Mel Lewis/Thad Jones big band in New York at age 18, this swinging chart features James Allsopp on baritone, and Mark Nightingale on trombone.

Neon Orchestra Live at the 606 Club – Up And Down

Saturday 30th April, 2016

Up And Down is an original composition/arrangement by Stan, which was commissioned to be performed by the band as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival (2013). A celebration of London, the title Up And Down is borrowed from cockney nursery rhyme Pop Goes The Weasel. This track features James Copus (trumpet), Stan (tenor), Martin Hathaway (alto), and Robbie Harvey (trombone).

Neon Orchestra Live at the 606 Club – Westerly

Saturday 23rd April, 2016

This week’s video is Stan’s arrangement of Nikki Iles’ Westerly. Stan and Nikki have been playing together for close to two decades, and recently released their second duo album “Stardust” together. Westerly was originally written by Nikki as a setting of music to poetry celebrating the life and work of poet Mary Webb, and was eventually recorded with Stan on Nikki’s album “Veils”. This arrangement features Kit Downes (piano), Josh Arcoleo (tenor), as well as Stan (soprano) and Alex Munk (guitar).