Nick Costley-White Sextet

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Last Show: Monday 24 th February 2020

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The Nick Costley-White Sextet showcases 6 of the finest jazz instrumentalists in the country in a brand new all-star lineup: Nick Costley-White (guitar), Freddie Gavita (trumpet), Gareth Lockrane (flute), Kieran McCloud (trombone), Dario Di Lecce (double bass) and Steve Brown (drums). They will be performing original arrangements and compositions by Costley-White himself, one of the UK’s leading jazz guitarists. Inspired by the 60s sextets of Herbie Hancock and Joe Henderson, this ensemble explores nuanced, impressionistic harmony rooted in the hard-swinging rhythms of this classic Blue Note era.

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“His clear tone, assertive rhythm, smooth effortless articulation and sophisticated harmonic chops have made him a popular choice of sideman with established high-end operatives”

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Nick Costley-White is one of the most in-demand guitarists on the UK jazz scene, regularly performing with some of the most renowned jazz musicians in the UK including Martin Speake, Stan Sulzmann, Kit Downes, Lewis Wright, Steve Fishwick, Brandon Allen, Jeff Williams and Asaf Sirkis. Nick performs extensively throughout the UK as well as touring in Europe, Australia, China and South America.

Nick’s debut album “Detour Ahead” was released in July 2018 (with a sell out launch at the Soho Pizza Express Jazz Club!) to critical acclaim “Costley-White proves both his virtuosity and ability to write subtle and engaging tunes” (All About Jazz). Nick has also contributed to over a dozen studio albums as a sideman with a variety of jazz groups.

With this new all-star ensemble Nick explores writing and arranging for a slightly larger sextet lineup. Initially inspired by the classic Herbie Hancock album “Speak Like A Child” the unique instrumentation of this group aims to explore subtle but hard swinging moods, performing compositions from that album as well as music by tenor titan Joe Henderson and Nick’s own tunes!


Band Lineup

Nick Costley-White (guitar)
Freddie Gavita (trumpet)
Gareth Lockrane (flute)
Kieran McCloud (trombone)
Dario Di Lecce (double bass)
Steve Brown (drums)