The Derek Nash Acoustic Quartet

‘Down on Frenchmen St.’ Album Launch

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Last Show: Tuesday 10 th September 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Named after the new centre of jazz in New Orleans, ‘Down on Frenchmen St.’ is full of infectious rhythms and lyrical melodies, with nods to Derek's jazz roots – from Blue Note and samba to Mulliganesque counterpoint. Derek has been a member of Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra since 2004, has led Sax Appeal for 40 years, is a founder member of the Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion and has been regularly nominated in the British Jazz Awards. The Quartet features multi award-winning pianist, David Newton, and the world-class bass and drum team of Geoff Gascoyne and Sebastiaan de Krom who have been the bedrock of performances from Michel Legrand to Jamie Cullum. Joining them will be star trumpeter, Martin Shaw (Incognito, BBC Big Band) who also features on the album. The Quartet’s 2012 CD ‘Joyriding’ was awarded Best CD of the Year in the British Jazz Awards.

"Derek Nash is one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today."

John Fordham, The Guardian

"When I hear Derek doing a brilliant solo, I start to move involuntarily" - Jools Holland

"Derek Nash is one of the unsung heroes of British jazz. His brilliance on different kinds of saxophones is matched by his abilities as an arranger"- Tony Augarde,

Band Lineup

Derek Nash (saxes)

Dave Newton (piano)

Geoff Gascoyne (bass)

Sebastiaan de Krom (drums)

guest appearances by Martin Shaw (trumpet)