Blakey's Boys

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Last Show: Sunday 29 th September 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Fronted by leading UK tenor man Matt Telfer and Ronnie Scott's resident trumpeter Andy Davies, Blakey’s Boys perform popular arrangements from the legendary Jazz Messengers which led by drumming icon Art Blakey, was undoubtedly one of the most influential jazz combos with a career spanning 35 years.

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"A musical journey featuring all of the Blakey favourites. The band capture the true Blakey energy and deliver an explosive performance."


Opening with songs from Blakey’s hit album Moanin’, the boys play arrangements of favourites such as Blues March, Moanin' and Are You Real. The band play with Blakey's trademark raw energy and deep swing whilst paying homage to composers Benny Golson, Lee Morgan, Bobby Timmonsand Wayne Shorter.

?Between numbers, Ronnie Scott’s programmer, Paul Pace takes the stage to narrate the Art Blakey story and give a  vivid picture of the various editions of the Messengers, their featured players along with personal recollections of their live performances.

Band Lineup

Matt Telfer (tenor sax)

Andy Davies (trumpet)

Chris Jerome (piano)

Miles Danso (bass)

Gabor Dornyei (drums)

Paul Pace (narration/vocals)