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Will Cleasby Trio + Nye Banfield Quartet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Following successful shows from Binker Golding, Mark Kavuma, Cykada and many more, Heads Up returns with two of the finest emerging bands on the London jazz scene. Jazz drummer Will Cleasby is part of a number of projects and bands including Judi Jackson, the Kansas Smitty’s House Band and Kavuma and the Banger Factory with whom he’s played at Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, Cadogan Hall, the Barbican, Purcell Room, Union Chapel and Shoreditch Town Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival. Nye Banfield is a fast-rising, ambitious jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader based in South East London. He recorded, produced, mixed and self-released his debut EP ‘All Change’ in October 2018 which takes inspiration from jazz greats Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and Ambrose Akinmusire, as well as drawing on aspects of hip-hop and classical music. Nye's gripping, intense live band create an experience not to be missed.

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Will Cleasby

Will Cleasby is a jazz drummer originally from Lincolnshire and now based in south east London after gaining a first class degree in Jazz Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance studying under tutors Dave Wickins and Gene Calderazzo. Since arriving in London five years ago, Will has become a working musician in London, playing with both young talent and veterans of the scene. Will is part of a number of projects and bands including Judi Jackson, the Kansas Smitty’s House Band and Kavuma and the Banger Factory with whom he’s played at Ronnie Scott’s, the Vortex, Cadogan Hall, the Barbican, Purcell Room, Union Chapel and Shoreditch Town Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival.

Nye Banfield

Nye Banfield is a fast-rising, ambitious jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader based in South East London. He recorded, produced, mixed and self-released his debut EP ‘All Change’ in October 2018 which takes inspiration from jazz greats Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis and Ambrose Akinmusire, as well as drawing on aspects of hip-hop and classical music. Nye's gripping, intense live band create an experience not to be missed.

Will Cleasby Quartet

Bruno Heinen - Piano
Joe Downard - Bass
Alex Hitchcock- Saxophone
Will Cleasby - Drums

Nye Banfield Quartet

Ewan Moore - Drums
Hamish Knockles-Moore- Double bass
Robbie Moore- Piano
Nye Banfield - Saxophone