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Matt Carter Octet

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Last Show: Wednesday 14 th June 2023

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Matt Carter Octet is one of the most exciting young bands on today’s jazz scene. They’re on an album launch tour of the UK, and will be bringing music from their new album to PizzaExpress Soho for one night only! Exuberant, energetic playing from multi-talented musicians – the shape of British jazz to come!

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The popular Matt Carter Octet returns to The PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho to launch their debut album, Read Between the Lines. The album was recorded at Livingstone Studios in north London in 2022, after a successful UK wide tour last summer. Now completed, they’ll play all ten tracks in their entirety as well as other material from their expanding repertoire.

Matt himself is very familiar to Pizza Express, having played there with numerous bands including The Sam Every Big Band, Rosie Frater-Taylor, The Harry Greene Organ Quintet and The Steve Taylor Big Band. He cut his teeth as a player in and around his home in Devon before leaving for the Royal Academy of Music in London. There, he met many of his current band members.

He’s spent his time working as a pianist, but also as a composer and writer, with many arrangements and compositions to his credit.

His writing has been compared to Marty Paich, and he is heavily influenced by US west coast jazz from the 50’s and 60’s. So, his compositions are peppered with swinging dynamic solo sections.

Band Line Up

Matt Carter (piano)

Joe Lee (bass)

Luke Tomlinson (drums)

Geroge Jefford (trumpet)

Jonny Ford (tenor sax)

Tom Smith (alto sax)

Harry Maund (trombone)

Harry Greene (baritone sax)