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Alex Hitchcock Quintet

Dec 9th 2016 @ The Verdict

Brighton, United Kingdom
I Was There
Friday, December 9th, 2016
8:00 PM
The Verdict
Brighton, United Kingdom
This new quintet shares a musical history that stretches back over a decade, and features some of the most exciting and distinctive rising stars from London's vibrant jazz scene: trumpeter James Copus (Stan Sulzmann's Neon Orchestra), pianist Will Barry (Jasper Hoiby's Qualia), bassist Joe Downard (NYJO) and firebrand drummer Jay Davis (HelpMusicians Development Award-winning Big Bad Wolf). Taking its compositional cue from an Anglo-American range of influences including Kneebody, Ambrose Akinmusire, Jasper Hoiby, and Kenny Wheeler, the group showcases a spirit of openness and interaction grounded in its members' close musical relationships, while blurring the boundary between written and improvised music, and balancing harmonic curiosity with melodic impact.
'A fantastic young talent' Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM
'Incredible young lion of the tenor sax' Gareth Lockrane
'One to watch in 2016' Jazzwise