Svarc Hanley Longhawn - Middleton Hall, University of HullNik Svarc – Guitar/LoopsSteve Hanley – DrumsMartin Longhawn – Organ/KeysFormed in 2012, Svarc Hanley Longhawn are a collaborative band performing original music with influences from the classic organ trios of the past and current jazz musicians alike. The music is written as a group with an emphasis on both written material and extended improvisation.‘Leeds Guitarist Nik Svarc, Drummer-Percussionist Steve Hanley and Keyboardist Martin Longhawn join the dots between Jazz-Rock and Hammond funk, discovering an interesting angle for an old-school sound mixed with some hyper-catchy hooks and grooves’ – JAZZWISE‘Rather than swinging standards…ambient grooves, post-rock jams and Krantz-esq solos are the order of the day. Svarc demonstrates his technical command of the guitar once again and his uses a variety of sounds to great effect.’ - Jazz In York‘When you listen to good jazz, at least when I do, one type of sound that I tend to gravitate to would be the organ trio format. It has to have a certain funk to it. It definitely needs to “go out there”, and most assuredly needs to have a good guitar. This Organ Trio has all of these elements, and more. They do a great job conjuring up those old thoughts of the 60′s, and Jimmy Smith. Music should be enjoyed, and when people are there to simply watch, not talk, you know your battle with the crowd is over.’- Tony Rice14:30-16:30: Masterclass for University of Hull students. Observers welcome.