Julian Siegel Quartet
With thisQuartet, Julian has chosen to work with some of this generation’s most distinctive voices to create a group that is becoming one of the most in-demand quartets on the UK Jazz scene. The band features inspirational pianist Liam Noble, his fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complementing Siegel’s music and playing, and providing a perfect foil for the many directions the music can turn. With the creative spark of dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst dove-tailing perfectly with Siegel and Noble this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.
Following up from their London Jazz Award winning album 'Urban Theme Park’ (Basho) the band release their third Album 'VISTA’ on Whirlwind Recordings on 2/2/18. Recorded at Livingston Studios, London it features ten of Julian’s compositions plus an arrangement of Bud Powell’s ‘Un Poco Loco’. This new acoustic set of music moves freely through varied sound worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop to searching ballads and joyful melodies.
The Julian Siegel Quartet was one of the top UK jazz acts that toured Germany and Austria in March 2011 as part of the Brit Jazz traveling-festival, in which six of Britain´s most exciting and forward-thinking bands descended on Germany and Austria, performing 76 gigs over the period of two weeks.
With the news of a new album to be released in Early 2018, the band was invited to play a showcase at the 2017 Bremen JazzAhead Conference. Because of this appearance the band has been able to confirm more dates for 2019. This major UK tour will coincide with the release of the band’s new album.
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On the Door:£15.00/£12/£5
Line Up: Julian Siegel - saxophones, clarinets, compositions; Liam Noble – piano; Oli Hayhurst - double bass & Gene Calderazzo - drums
“When the Julian Siegel Quartet perform live it’s a fantastic ride” Jez Nelson, BBC Radio Jazz on 3
New album ‘VISTA’ out now on Whirlwind Recordings Released 2/2/18
VISTA 'Jazz Album of the month’ in The Guardian February 15th 2018
Financial Times - Life and Arts -Four Star Review by Mike Hobart
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