Fringe Jazz presents - ANDREW BAIN QUINTET
Renowned drummer Andrew Bain is making his Fringe Jazz debut and has put together this extraordinarily talented line up specially for the club. The band could be described as 'Birmingham Jazz invades Bristol' with Bain, Pursglove, Nash and Vosloo all closely associated the Birmingham Conservatoire but in fact Andrew Bain, Rebecca Nash and Riaan Vosloo all now live in Bristol and with the brilliant saxophonist Sam Crockatt living near Frome, it's only our good friend and Fringe Jazz regular Percy Pursglove who is making the trip down from the Midlands.
Having worked on both sides of the Atlantic Bain has the reputation as one of the leading drummers on the UK scene and the rest of the band are all band leaders in their own right. Best known as a member of London's Loop Collective and for his excellent 'Mells Bells' CD on Whirlwind we have the stunning Saxophonist Sam Crockatt, Fringe Jazz audiences will be familiar with the amazing Trumpet & Bass player Percy Pursglove but tonight with Riaan Vosloo taking charge of the Bass Fiddle duties it will be really exciting to hear Mr Pursglove concentrate on the Trumpet and then we have the superlative pianist and composer Rebecca Nash on keyboards. This is going to be a very special evening.
ANDREW BAIN is one of the leading performers and educators in the UK. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London and winner of the BBC Big Band Drummer, he has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, John Taylor, Gwilym Simcock, Jason Rebello, Mike Janisch, Mike Gibbs, Hans Koller, Phil Robson, Iain Ballamy, Jim Hart, Mark Lockheart, Chris Batchelor, Mark Hodgson, Jean Toussaint, Houston Pearson, John Parricelli, Steve Watts, Stan Sulzmann, Iain Dixon, Elliott Sharp, Gavin Bryars, Paul Booth, Mike Walker, and was a member of vocalist Jacqui Dankworths band between 2007-8, recording with the late Sir John Dankworth in 2008. He has performed at many prestigious venues in the UK, Europe and the US, including the BBC Proms and the Montreux Jazz Festival.Receiving his MMus from the Manhattan School of Music, he was resident in New York from 2001-07. During this time he performed extensively with Thelonious Monk Competition winner Jon Irabagon, as well as with Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Dave Lalama and Matt Brewer. He has performed at many of New Yorks famous clubs including Sin-E, CBGBs, Tonic and the Mercury Lounge, and recorded at Sony Studios. Andrew co-leads the NY-based group Confluence whose eponymous debut showcased original and highly inventive compositions. In 2015 his project Player Piano with Mike Walker, Gwilym Simcock, Iain Dixon and Steve Watts received great reviews and Bain has just released a new album on Whirlwind Recordings with his Embodied Hope Quartet featuring pianist George Colligan, saxophonist Jon Irabagon and bassist Michael Janisch.
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ANDREW BAIN QUINTET - £ 12.00
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