ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET
SATURDAY 12th MAY
Alex Hitchcock tenor sax
James Copus trumpet
Will Barry piano
Joe Downard bass
Jay Davis drums
Alex Hitchcock, “a fantastic young talent” (Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM) leads some of the UK’s most distinctive new players. Alex combines the technical mastery now taken for granted with an enquiring mind as player/composer and a warm way with an audience.
James Copus’ beautiful brassy sound projects an original conception and the rhythm
team seems able to do it all. Will Barry has just been named Musicians’ Company Young Jazz Musician of the Year).
The music will range from classic jazz tunes to attractive originals and will be thrillingly played.
'If I suggest that it reminded me of Miles Davis’s classic quintet with Wayne Shorter that will give you some idea of the impact it had on me. It’s tightly disciplined, in the best sense of the word, with the front-line of Hitchcock and Copus playing as one, but with a sense of space that allows soloists to explore the themes in any direction they choose’
‘A fantastic young talent... undoubtedly one of the stars of the future’
Helen Mayhew, JazzFM
‘Incredible young lion of the tenor sax’ Gareth Lockrane
‘Sax virtuoso... one to watch’ Jazzwise
'Hitchcock blows contemporary post-Coltrane tenor soaring up into the outer limits’
Bebop Spoken Here
'...effectively mixed a traditional tenor-ballad warmth with a brisk contemporary attack'
John Fordham, The Guardian
Find out more about.......
Alex Hitchcock here
James Copus here
Will Barry here
TICKETS £15/ £7 U22s
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