Matt Telfer presents Them Dirty Blues

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Last Show: Saturday 5 th February 2022

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

Saxophonist Matt Telfer, takes you on a humorous and heart felt journey of the very best in jazzy blues with his talented band, Them Dirty Blues. This five piece takes it's name from the breath-taking 1960 album by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, paying homage to the rich and lyrical variations that Jazz Blues has to offer while touching on it's Gospel origins. You’ll be hearing arrangements of jazz blues and soul standards from, of course, the one and only Cannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery and Bobby Timmons.


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"An incredible live show full of raging blues solos, thumping arrangements and typical band humour"


With a stellar line up including Ronnie Scott’s resident trumpeter Andy Davis and British Jazz Award winning guitarist Nigel Price, expect to be bowled over by the fierce Keyboard of Mike Sole and lock-in to the swinging drums of Gabor Dornyei. Not forgetting the hugely talented Wayne Matthew on bass. Enjoy an evening of high energy, good humour and some awfully dirty blues!

Matt Telfer

Band leader and saxophone player Matt Telfer has been an active member of the London music scene for the last 25 years and during that time become a well regarded and recognised figure on the UK jazz scene.

Originally from Stratford upon Avon, Matt moved to London in 2000 to persue his musical passion and further his musical studies. Matt has since studied with Phil Woods, Tim Garland and Bob Mintzer.

Matt has played many of the UK's great venues and festival including, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express, Jazz Cafe, Love Supreme Festival, Canary Wharf Jazz Festival and Ealing Jazz Festival. Working as a side man Matt has played and recorded with many well know artists including Tony Bennet, Rick Braun and Seal.

Nigel Price

Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business.

Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing.

Gabor Dornyei

This outstanding drummer performed at the London Jazz Festival, Sziget Festival, Glastonbury Festival, Love Supreme, London Latin Jazz Festival amongst hundreds of others and participated in the London production of MJ Thriller Live World Tour for three consecutive years. The UK resident drummer and band leader has been listed and shared the stage with some of the World’s leading drummers, such as Billy Cobham and Gavin Harrison at Dresdner Drum Festival, Steve Smith and Ian Paice at Adams Drum Show in the Netherlands, with Steve Gadd, Marvin Smitty Smith and Terry Bozzio at Opole Drum Fest in Poland, Peter Erskine, Gregg Bisonette and Thomas Pridgen at London Drum Show, Chris Coleman in Moscow, Jojo Mayer in Hungary and at many-many other major international Drum Shows.   

Band Line Up

Matt Telfer (sax)

Andy Davis (trumpet)

Nigel Price (guitar)

Mike Sole (keys)

Gabor Dornyei (drums)

Wayne Matthew (bass)