Thursday 29th April 2021
As we continue into 2021, our doors are still closed to audiences but we can still give you some live music. The show will be at 8pm BST. The live stream will appear live here so simply bookmark this page. It is also available directly from our Facebook and our YouTube channel.
Donations: it is important in these uncertain times that these sessions remain free for all to view for now, so we are funding these entirely through donations - please make a donation so we can keep producing these for you, support our artists and live music - thank you!
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Line-up: JULIAN SIEGEL tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet; LIAM NOBLE piano; OLI HAYHURST double bass; GENE CALDERAZZO drums
“Expressive direct music.... tightly wound post-bop, pensive improv. and more.” John Fordham, The Guardian
“A great quartet with an enthralling agility.” In Music
“The interaction between the musicians is confident, lyrical and cool, joyous and snappy, precise and sprawling – and enchanting melodiousness throughout.” Saarbrücker Zeitung
With the Julian Siegel Quartet, the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel can be heard alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices, creating an in-demand Quartet on the UK and European Jazz scene. The band features inspirational pianist Liam Noble, his fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complementing Siegel’s music and playing and providing a perfect foil for the many directions the music can turn. With the creative spark of dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst dovetailing perfectly with Siegel and Noble this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.
Following up from their London Jazz Award winning album Urban Theme Park (Basho Music), 2018 saw the release of VISTA, the second album of the Julian Siegel Quartet and the first on the Whirlwind Recordings label. The album features ten of Julian’s compositions plus an arrangement of Bud Powell's ‘Un Poco Loco’. This new acoustic set of music moves freely through varied sound worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop to searching ballads and joyful melodies.
Since the release of VISTA, the band has performed internationally at Jazz Festivals including INNtöne Jazz Festival in Austria, Made in The UK at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Jazz Standard NYC, JazzFestival Goettingen in Germany, Limerick Jazz Festival Ireland, UK’s Love Supreme Festival 2019, Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, Manchester International Jazz Festival and many other UK shows included in an extensive 2018 – 2019 Arts Council England UK Tour.
The Quartet was featured on the cover of UK’s Jazzwise Magazine in February 2018 and VISTA was included in Jazzwise’s Top 20 Jazz Albums of the year.
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