Sarah Bolter & 'Sax In The City'

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Carole King to Cole Porter! Beatles to Basie! Expect a wide range of American song book classics with more contemporary numbers given a jazzy twist! Sarah fronts this energetic jazz quintet on Sax, clarinet, flute and vocals with Joe Caleb on guitar, Nick Cooper on Piano, Pete Maxfield on double bass and Killian Madden on drums. All band members are vastly experienced professional musicians who work with a multitude of other people but take every opportunity of playing together, bonded by a love of melodic, rhythmic jazz and having fun!    



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Sarah Bolter has recorded and played many different styles of music since taking up the clarinet at the age of 8. Whilst studying at Southampton University Sarah formed her own band ‘Not Just Sax’ focussing on playing melodic and rhythmic jazz, funk and Latin and started to include vocals in 2016. Sarah later decided to form a second band ‘Sax in the City’ and take it to the next level with a group of like minded amazing musicians in London.

Pete Maxfield joined Sarah’s original band on double bass in 2004 and they have since recorded six albums together with the most recent being produced by Derek Nash. Pete Maxfield is a highly in demand, freelance unique double bass player who has played and toured with a multitude of top artists including 7 years on tour with Andy Sheppard and his band Sphere. Joe Caleb is a stunning 7 string guitarist who has played many times at Pizza Express and travels the world performing or recording. Nick Cooper trained at the Royal College on piano and oozes energy and enthusiasm as he plays. Nick has  performed at Ronnie Scotts 100 Club and the 606 Club with musicians including Alec Dankworth, Digby Fairweather, Pete Long and Dave Green to name a few. Killian Madden adds the icing to this quartet on drums.  A rare breed of a drummer who listens and reacts, blending in beautifully. Apart from being much in demand for his drumming skills on tour and in the studio, Killian is a composer and a producer.

Every member is an artist and excellent musician in their own right and when brought together as a group, an exciting and special night is truly created.

Band Lineup

Sarah Bolter (vocals/saxes/flute/clarinet)

Nick Cooper (piano)

Pete Maxfield (double bass)

Killian Madden (drums)

Joe Caleb (guitar)