Ubuntu Music Live Presents:


featuring Riley Stone Lonergan, Spike Wells and Eddie Myer

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

QOW TRIO, multi-generation group of exceptional British musicians, features firebrand saxophonist Riley Stone Lonergan, drum legend Spike Wells and multi-genre bassist and bandleader Eddie Myer. The trio initially got together through their mutual love of Sonny Rollins’ classic piano-less trios of the 1950s but soon found themselves expanding their repertoire to explore the rich and varied territory laid out by the great tradition of big-toned tenor players over the generations. “I love playing with this band because it combines both my love of the wonderful tradition of our jazz forebearers with my love of absolute freedom and the feeling that anything could happen,” says Lonergan. A must-see show for all jazz lovers.

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“Their playing just reminds you of the joy of being alive, and in these troubled times there can be no better medicine than great music played well.”

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QOW TRIO is a generation-spanning trio of diverse players who joined together, united by a love of the tradition, to explore the freedom that opens up within the three-way saxophone-bass-drums format. Their influences reach back across the history of the music, and look forward into its future, drawing inspiration from its constant evolution, from Lester Young to Charlie Parker to Sonny Rollins to Joe Henderson to Dewey Redman to Seamus Blake to Bill McHenry and beyond, creating a wide-open trio sound that tells a host of exciting stories. The QOW TRIO debut album on Ubuntu Music, recorded live across a single charged afternoon, captures the spontaneous interplay that’s always been at the heart of jazz: in it you will hear echoes of prohibition era Kansas City swing, the kinetic rush of 52nd Street bebop, the untrammeled freedom of the Manhattan loft scene, and more.

Together QOW TRIO’s playing experience encompasses a span of sixty years across three generations.

Firebrand young sax star Riley Stone Lonergan is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s and one of the most exciting young players on the London scene.

Multi-genre bassist and bandleader Eddie Myer is a familiar figure on the Brighton scene and draws inspiration from Wilbur Ware and George Tucker as well as Eric Revis and Dennis Irwin.

British drum legend Spike Wells has enjoyed an astonishing career, starting in swinging 60s London, and playing with everyone from Dexter Gordon to Stan Getz to Joe Harriot - yes, really - but is best known for his long and close association with two of the greatest British tenor legends, Tubby Hayes and Bobby Wellins.

Band Line Up

Riley Stone-Lonergan (saxophone)

Eddie Myer (acoustic bass)

Spike Wells (drums)