Kristian Borring Quartet

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Last Show: Tuesday 3 rd April 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Kristian Borring, Danish jazz guitarist and composer, has been praised for his sense of tasteful melody and colorful harmony delivered in a cool playground of rhythm. He has numerous albums to his name. The latest, 'Silent Storm' (2016),was recorded with his London quartet. Kristian’s music is engaging and provides the listener with exciting twists and turns. His playing is lyrical yet emphatic; expect hard swing to no nonsense grooves and contemplative melodies to intricate musical interplay. An in demand guitarist and improviser on the UK scene and has also performed all over Europe. He has been awarded support from the English Arts Council on numerous occasions.

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“Hard swing, lively post bop and mellow Nordic melancholy to edgy jazz-rock fusion is delivered with great force and a controlled ferocity” – Jazz Special Magazine (Denmark)

“His guitar work, like the overall feel of the music, is clean, cool, precise and contemporary." – The Scotsman (Scotland)

"Borring's set of originals are engaging and their subtle rhythmic and harmonic twists add to the interest" - Jazzwise

“A guitarist of enormous technical ability who utilizes his considerable gifts thoughtfully and tastefully”, (Ian Mann, The Jazz Mann)  

“There is an engaging brightness to Borring’s sound… [He] not only favours a fleet-fingered, hip swinging, soul-bop but draws as well from the subtle, gentle lyricism of guitarists such as John Abercrombie and Pat Metheny.”  (Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise) 

“[Kristian has] a hyper-cool and low-key approach to jazz guitar, but reprises it with warmth, confidence and a rhythmic hipness that's thoroughly contemporary.” (John Fordham, The Guardian)

“Borring’s compositions [are] both immediately attractive and enduringly impressive.” (Chris Parker, London Jazz) 

“Kristian’s guitar never strays from the melodic, reminiscent of Metheney in his more sombre ensemble moments.” (Guitar Techniques)

Band Lineup

Kristian Borring (guitar)

Rick Simpson (piano)

Dave Whitford (bass)

Jon Scott (drums)