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Return of the Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

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PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The Misha  Mullov-Abbado Group launched their third album at Dean Street in October 2021, to critical acclaim from both journalists and a captivated full house, enthusiastic audience. So we had no hesitation in booking their return in 2022 for what tuned out to be another sold out concert. In response to popular demand we are delighted to welcome their return for this third concert in our most popular Sunday lunch time slot. If you want to experience the future of good jazz today, the Misha Mullov-Abbado Group comprises some of the youngest and finest, multi-award-winning musicians in London.

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“Misha’s composing talents and his propulsive bass-playing are currently such hot UK jazz news”

The Guardian

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Misha Mullov-Abbado is the winner of the 2014 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize, is an in-demand bass player, composer and arranger based in London. He is a 2017 BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, a 2014 City of Music Foundation Artist  and won the 2014 Dankworth Prize for jazz composition.

The group performs Misha’s original compositions and arrangements with a broad variety of influences. Their repertoire is influenced by a broad spectrum of music in the classical, jazz and pop genres as well as folk traditions from around the world, particularly from South America. The music contains chorale-based and contemporary-classical styles, influenced by Bach and Brahms right through to Stravinsky and Bartok and beyond. Misha’s music is also heavily based on swing, funk and other groove-based styles influenced by jazz greats and pop giants Stevie Wonder and Earth, Wind & Fire.

The group’s  debut album, “New Ansonia” was included in “Best Jazz Albums 2015” listings of both The Telegraph and BBC Radio 3 and their  second album “Cross-Platform Interchange” enjoyed similar critical acclaim.

The band has performed at many venues and festivals all around the UK such as King’s Place, the Barbican Centre, the Elgar Room as part of the BBC Proms Lates series, and PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho and has toured internationally around Europe and in Mexico.

"Soul-enhancing jazz” BBC Radio 3 on the Misha Mullov-Abbado Group

Band Line Up

Matthew Herd (alto saxophone)

James Davison (trumpet)

Sam Rapley (tenor saxophone)

Liam Dunachie (piano)

Misha Mullov-Abbado (double bass)

Scott Chapman (drums)