Alex Hitchcock Quintet

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Last Show: Monday 14 th May 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The Alex Hitchcock Quintet ("a fantastic talent" – Helen Mayhew, JazzFM) are joined by acclaimed trumpet player Steve Fishwick for their PizzaExpress Live debut, in the last of six UK and European dates on a September mini-tour ahead of the release of their first record, due in Spring 2018.

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"...effectively mixed a traditional tenor-ballad warmth with a brisk contemporary attack"

John Fordham, The Guardian

Described as a 'sax virtuoso... one to watch' by Jazzwise magazine, saxophonist Alex Hitchcock leads his powerhouse quintet joined by the acclaimed trumpet player Steve Fishwick. Widely considered to be one of the best jazz trumpet players ever to come from the UK, Steve is rapidly gaining a global reputation thanks to his flawless technique and his beautifully flowing, harmonically rich improvisations.

The quintet features some of the most exciting rising stars of the UK's jazz scene, who have already made their mark as sidemen with an impressive list of jazz luminaries ranging from Jasper Hoiby through Marti Pellow to Clark Tracey. Stand-out performances from the past year include the London Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Festival, and the Royal Albert Hall, while radio play includes BBC Radio 3 and JazzFM.

Fresh from performances in Budapest and Krakow as part of their European summer tour, this is a performance not to be missed ahead of the group's debut CD release 'Live at the London and Cambridge Jazz Festivals' in Spring 2018.

Band Lineup

Alex Hitchcock (tenor saxophone)

Steve Fishwick (trumpet/flugelhorn)

Will Barry (piano)

Joe Downard (bass)

Jay Davis (drums)