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“The band is impressively hip…with a variety of rich melodies, vibrant harmonies and infectious grooves…the optimism of the music shines through like a shaft of sunlight on a winter’s day.” London Jazz News

John Donaldson – piano and arrangements

Greg Heath – tenor sax & flute

Jason Yarde – alto and baritone saxophones

Graeme Flowers / Quentin Collins – trumpet

Simon Thorpe – double bass

Tristan Banks – drums and percussion

This high energy sextet, with African and Jazz influences, was formed in late 2016 to perform the music of two titans of Jazz – Bheki Mseleku and McCoy Tyner. It was an ambition born of love and experience; Simon and John toured with Bheki while Jason worked with McCoy. These associations bring an authority and authenticity to the group’s music as well as having a strong influence on their original material.

Since the bands inception it has released its critically acclaimed debut album McCoy and Mseleku and has played to enthusiastic audiences at club and festival appearances including A Love Supreme, Scarborough, and Herts Festivals as well as concert recordings for BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now and in session for Radio 3’s J-Z.

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

Watch and Listen – Loucin

 

VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021

 

VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert

 

VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard

 

APPJAG Review of Jazz in England

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer #2

 

Watch and Listen – Queen Mab

 

Watch and Listen – Deemer

 

Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame

 

Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes

 

Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Yazz Ahmed In Conversation

 

Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2

 

Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1

 

Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – JP Cooper

 

CONNECTSMUSIC LIVE – Bellowhead

 

- click here to add events, both online and in-person

Orpheus

 
Nov 9, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

Kidderminster Jazz Club – Roger Beaujolais

 
Oct 7, 2021
  Kidderminster Town Hall

Wendy Kirkland & Pat Sprakes Sextet

 
Sep 26, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

Ms Maurice

 
Sep 27, 2021
  The Cockpit

Jim Rattigan

 
Sep 28, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

 
Oct 22, 2021
  The Progress Theatre

Faye Patton Nu Jazz Quartet

 
Oct 16, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

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