Dave Hassell ‘Celebrating Brazil’ Quintet

Series: Season 6 2015-2016
Date: Wed 24 Feb 2016 - 12:00am
Venue: St Mary's Church Hall, Market Square, Sandbach, CW11 1HD

Dave Hassell ‘Celebrating Brazil’ Quintet

A percussion extravaganza!

World renowned percussionist Dave Hassell brings his quintet ‘Celebrating Brazil’ to Sandbach! Our Spotlight concert features the talents of the Love Music Trust Percussion Ensemble, directed by Mark Concar.

  • 5:00pm Pre-concert Early Bird meal at La Casa Mia (not included in the ticket)

Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at La Casa Mia who are kindly helping to sponsor the concert series


  • 6:30pm Doors open
  • 7:00: Spotlight Concert

Music performed by talented young people from Sandbach

Love Music Trust Percussion Ensemble, directed by Mark Concar.

  • 7:30 Intermission

Art Exhibition

  • 8:00 Main Concert

Dave Hassell – Drums/percussion
Andy Scott – Saxophone | Paul Kilvington – keyboard
Ken Marley – double bass

programme to be announced

Dave Hassell is a professional musician with over 49 years’ experience as a studio session player, live performer, band leader, author and adjunct faculty of the leading music institutions in the UK. He has performed with many of the UK’s leading jazz musicians as well as American greats, such as: Dr John, Charles McPherson, Barney Kessell, Tal Farlow, Al Grey, Clarke Terry, Joe Newman, Art Farmer, Mundel Lowe, Ron Jackson, E T Mensa, to name a few.

In 2002, Dave was appointed an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and in 2007, he was awarded the position of Visiting Fellow at Salford University.

In addition to formal music education, he has been on the faculty of many Summer schools, including South Wales Jazz Course, Wavendon, and is currently teaching and performing on the Original Jazz Summer School at Cardiff Conservatoire. He also presents workshops and master classes throughout the UK, Europe, North and South America.

Dave has a reputation as one of the UK’s foremost authorities on Latin American music and leads his own Latin American band, Apitos, featuring world class international players.

He is currently an endorsee for Sabian Cymbals and PJ Percussion.