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Chris Cheek Quintet

Mar 7th 2018 @ Gonville & Caius College

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Chris Cheek Quintet Tickets In Cambridge, United Kingdom
Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
7:30 PM
Gonville & Caius College
Trinity Street, Cambridge, United Kingdom
This quintet reunites US tenor hero Chris Cheek with transatlantic collaborator and UK bass stalwart, Simon Woolf. The quintet is completed by celebrated pianist Jim Watson (Incognito, Meshell Ndegeocello), rising star saxophonist Alex Hitchcock, and firebrand drummer Marc Michel, best known for his work with French trio EYM.

Don't miss this rare opportunity to see a giant of US jazz in an intimate setting.


Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Chris Cheek moved to New York in 1992 and since then has toured and recorded with Paul Motian, Charlie Haden's Liberation Music Orchestra, The Bloomdaddies, and the Orquestra de Jazz de Matosinhos. Chris has also played with Bill Frisell, Brian Blade, Lee Konitz, Carla Bley, Tom Harrell, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Frank Carlberg, Eliot Zigmund, Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, El Muchacho and many others.

Chris Cheek also plays with the newly formed Axis Saxophone Quartet, alongside Josh Redman, Chris Potter and Mark Turner. In addition to appearing on numerous CDs as a sideman, Chris has recorded four albums as a leader for Fresh Sound Records. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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