Gary Reader meets PRS

August 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm£7
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Gary Reader meets PRS

Gary Reader fronts Moja, an East Midlands based 5 piece band performing outheir own compositions, drawing inspiration from the great Impulse jazz label in its late 1960s heyday, but very much rooted in contemporary UK jazz.

Gary has worked with a vast array of musicians and is heavily influenced by Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, but with a more contemporary interpretation.

He has toured extensively, lived in France and played in different musical styles before returning home to start this project, releasing the acclaimed album “Moja” in 2011.

“This is absolutely stunning – it could very well be a Blue Note classic album from the golden days…
This is how good it sounds. SUPERB!
A million thanks for the music
A bientot” Laurent Garnier

PRS drummer Si Potts introduced us to Gary after having played on the recently released Moja album entitled Emerald Thunder. This outing at Stray’s with PRS sees Gary playing a mixture of standards and originals, so expect some magic!

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Our headline artists play with the Stray’s House band P.R.S. who are Si Potts (drums), Steve Rodda (geetar) and Stray’s own Mat Short (bass).



16-20 Middlegate, Newark NG24 1AG

Doors open 7:00pm | Jazz from 8:00pm

£7 ticket


Don’t worry, you can change the quantity from your basket…


Doors open at 7:00pm and food is available to order from this time, until 9:00pm. Seats are unallocated, so get in early if you have specific requirements – please note, we always give priority to elderly, single and customers with disabilities.

We want you to have a great night with us! However, one man’s boogie is another man’s dirge, so we operate a minimal talking policy during the performances. We ask you to consider your neighbours in this respect.

The band play two sets, from 8:00pm til 8:45 and then from 9:15 til 10:00+ These times are guides and occasionally run over. If there is a support, they will perform from 7:30pm and/or in the interval.

We offer incentives to buy tickets on the night, to forthcoming gigs and recommend buying these in the interval, to save you waiting at the end of the night.

Lastly, from the staff at Stray’s and the house band, we look forward to seeing you and sharing some fabulous jazz with you…

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sponsored by PrimePrint

We’re really please to be working in association with PrimePrint Newark, who are kindly sponsoring the 2020 season of Friday Jazz Sessions at Stray’s…

Stray’s Coffee, Newark
  • 16 Middlegate
    Newark, Notts NG24 1AG United Kingdom
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  • Mat Short
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    01636 700597
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