EveryAudio presents

Matt Carter Septet

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Last Show: Tuesday 7 th June 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

EveryAudio is proud to present one of the top young Jazz septets in the country. Matt Carter's Septet was formed during his first year of studying at The Royal Academy of Music. In that time, he has performed at many of the country's leading jazz venues, and this year will be taking the band into the recording studio to record his debut album. The line-up features some of the country's best young jazz musicians, and play a dynamic array of compositions and arrangements of Great American Songbook standards. Matt's writing has been compared to Marty Paich, and he is heavily influenced by west coast jazz from the 50's and 60's. Expect swinging soli sections, and dynamic solos from this young and extremely talented line-up. 

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From 2017-2021, Matt studied jazz piano at The Royal Academy of Music. During that time Matt was involved in some incredible projects, including: A big band project with Chris Potter and Dave Holland; a big band project playing the music of Steely Dan, featuring Hamish Stuart; a small band project run by Laurence Cottle and a symphonic brass project run by Mike Lovett. He studied piano with Nikki Iles, Tom Cawley and Gwilym Simcock, and studied composition with Pete Churchill.

Matt has performed with soul singers Joss Stone, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight and Angelo Starr. Highlights with Joss Stone included a TV performance on the Alan Titchmarsh Show and a performance at European Parliament in Brussels. He also recorded a duet with Joss on the track ‘Free Me 2017,’ which was recorded for UBS for international women’s day.

A highlight of Matt’s own creative endeavours recently was organising a short 7 day tour in the summer of 2019 with his septet. The band played at venues all over the South West of England, and received some outstanding reviews. The music was a combination of Matt’s arrangements of American songbook tunes, and original compositions.

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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)