Quentin Collins- trumpet/flugelhorn
Andrew McCormack- piano/keyboards
Laurence Cottle- Electric bass
Jamie Murray- drums
"A Trumpeter whose style is a sizzling update of the Morgan/Hubbard approach."
Brought up around the sounds of jazz by a music loving father, Quentin had seen many of the greats by a young age, including Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton & Dave Brubeck. This had a profound influence upon his decision to become a professional musician. In 20 years as a professional Quentin has established himself as one of the UK’s top Jazz/Commercial trumpeters, having performed, toured & recorded with a plethora of internationally renowned artists across many genres. These include Fred Wesley, Gregory Porter, Mark Ronson, Kyle Eastwood, Omar, Basement Jaxx, Roy Ayers, Alicia Keys, Dennis Rollins and Mulatu Astatke. Quentin released his debut solo album ‘If Not Now, Then When?’ on SunlightSquare Records in 2007 to much critical acclaim:
"Proving that Collins knows a thing or two about good songwriting
‘If Not Now, Then When?’ is an impressively intense debut"
“This debut album by England's top young trumpet master is breathtaking from start to finish,
and is sure to catapult Quentin to stardom and yet more critical acclaim”
For the past 7 years Quentin has toured the world extensively with the Kyle Eastwood band. Their latest album “In Transit” was released worldwide on Jazz Village in October 2017. “In Transit” was the follow-up to 2015's highly acclaimed release “Time Pieces” .Quentin is featured as a performer and composer on both these recordings. Presently Quentin hosts a monthly 2-night residency at the prestigious Ronnie Scott’s jazz Club with his current Electric quartet which features Andrew McCormack on keyboards, the legendary Laurie Cottle on electric bass, and young tyro Jamie Murray on drums.
Quentin will be recording his next project in October 2018 which will be a transatlantic collaboration featuring Dan Nimmer (Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra) on piano, Willie Jone III on drums, Leo Richardson on tenor sax Tom Harrison on alto sax & Joe Sanders on bass (Charles Lloyd Quartet). This will be released in Spring 2019 on Ubuntu Music, the record label for which Quentin is artistic director.
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents the Late Late Show, where some of the UK’s finest jazz talents take to the stage for a late night blowing session.
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
ENTRY ON THE DOOR OR PREBOOKING MON-THURS
£10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolest late night hang.
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