Julian Siegel Quartet

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Last Show: Monday 25 th March 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

With the Julian Siegel Quartet, the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel has chosen to work with some of this generation’s most distinctive voices to create an in-demand Quartet on the UK and European 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.

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“Expressive direct music.... tightly wound post-bop, pensive improv and more”

John Fordham, The Guardian

Following up from their London Jazz Award winning album 'Urban Theme Park' (Basho) the band released their second album 'VISTA' in 2018 on Whirlwind Recordings. 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. Since the release of the new album the band has toured internationally with gigs at Inntoene Jazz Festival, Austria, 'Made in The UK' at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, NY, two shows at the Jazz Standard, NYC (with grateful assistance of Pizza Express Live) the Limerick Jazz Festival (Jazzwise magazine), Swanage Jazz Festival plus an extensive 2018 – 2019 Arts Council England UK Tour. 

Band Lineup

Julian Siegel (tenor and soprano saxes, bass clarinet, compositions)

Liam Noble (piano)

Oli Hayhurst (double bass)

Gene Calderazzo (drums)