Thursday 5th November - 8pm
£8 concs/£5 students/children
Sam Crockatt (tenor) Kit Downes (piano) Oli Hayhurst (bass) Ben Reynolds (drums)
Sam Crockatt's debut album Howeird won the 2009 Parliamentary Jazz Award for best album. Influenced by Wayne Shorter and Joe Henderson, Sam has quickly built a reputation as a hugely talented musician and has worked with Tim Garland's Underground Orchestra, Julian Arguelles, Stan Sulzmann and the Gwilym Simcock Quintet. Kit Downes is one of the best young pianists in the country, his dazzling solos complimenting Crockatt's sophisticated rhythmic flights backed by the solid rhythm section of Hayhurst and Reynolds.
"His love of an elegant melody is apparent throughout, his light but strong, warbling, slightly smoky tenor sound perfectly gauged to bring out his tunes' freshness, grace and vitality"
Chris Parker, www.vortexjazz.co.uk
Visit Sam's Myspace website here