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Joe Williamson Square One

Nov 29th 2016 @ Vortex

London, United Kingdom
I Was There
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
8:00 PM
Vortex
London, United Kingdom
Square One is a Glasgow-based jazz quartet. Dually fronted by guitar and piano, their music is uplifting and melodic, featuring rich harmonies, soaring improvisations and driving rhythmic momentum.
The band features four of Scotland's most exciting young jazz musicians Joe Williamson (guitar), award winning pianist Pete Johnstone, David Bowden (bass), and Stephen Henderson (drums). Square One was formed in the summer of 2014 by four like-minded musicians to write and perform accessible jazz, incorporating influences from the worlds of rock and folk. Square One have performed across the UK, with regular performances in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and their music has been played on BBC Radio Scotland. The band released their debut EP in 2015.

In December 2015, Square One won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. Chosen from applicants across the UK, they were chosen for their excellent performance and musicianship, and were awarded a grant which will go towards producing a new album, and raising the band's profile.

A soulful and empathetic band with an irresistable charisma -they dominated the room from beat one Julian Joseph, BBC Radio 3

Stirring and Dynamic Jazzwise

Peter Whittingham Jazz Award Winners 2015