Paul Booth’s 'Patchwork Project'

Featuring Jacqui Dankworth

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Last Show: Wednesday 29 th August 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Patchwork Project is a group led by saxophonist/multi-instrumentalist Paul Booth. In this group he has found a unique way of seamlessly taking his multiple genres influences and blending them into his compositions/arrangements including Jazz, Brazilian, Afro-Peruvian, Indian, Reggea, Celtic and more.  Special guest vocalist Jacqui Dankworth will be joining him along with regular band members Giorgio Serci, Davide Mantovani, Satin Singh & Rod Youngs. Expect to hear heart-warming songs and instrumental melodies accompanied by eclectic world rhythms.

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Having released five solo albums to date, Paul Booth has firmly established himself as an in demand solo artist, as well as a ‘first call’ sideman for many big names in both jazz and popular music worlds.

In his early years, whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, he won many awards including the prestigious Clifford Brown/Stan Getz fellowship held in Miami, “The Best Modern Jazz Player” category in the televised “Young Jazz Player of the Year” competition and many more.

His ability to blend into any musical surrounding coupled with his talents as a multi-instrumentalist has seen him work with a variety of well-known artists. Paul is currently in the Steve Winwood band, can be seen touring with Incognito, Brand New Heavies, BBC Big Band, Michael Janisch Quintet, Ryan Quigley Quintet and over the years has toured, performed & recorded worldwide with the likes of Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, The Allman Brothers, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Rod Stewart, Kylie Mingoue, Riverdance, Warren Haynes, Basia, Marti Pellow, Derek Trucks, Matt Bianco, , Eddie Henderson, Geoffrey Keezer, Clarence Penn, Ingrid Jensen

Paul runs several groups including a newly formed quartet with Steve Hamilton, Dave Whitford & Andrew Bain. He also runs a critically acclaimed world music group called Patchwork Project featuring Jacqui Dankworth, Giorgio Serci, Rod Youngs, Davide Mantovani & Satin Singh. The first album came out in 2015 and Volume 2 is due for release in 2018. Paul can also be seen with his organ trio with Ross Stanley & Andrew Bain and as the musical director of the London based world music big band: Bansangu Orchestra.