This week we’re looking forward to welcoming brilliant guitarist and composer Vitor Pereira, along with his fantastic band, as part of their current UK tour!
Based in London, guitarist Vitor Pereira’s quintet was originally formed in 2009. Initially a quartet, they have been focusing mainly on original music and experimenting through a broad range of aesthetics (as well as band members). It’s clearly been time well spent, culminating in the fully grown and conceptually mature band it is today, with tunes full of weaving, intricate melodies and off-kilter yet catchy rhythms.
The group’s Portugal-born leader studied classical guitar before moving into jazz, and despite its obvious jazz roots Pereira’s music unveils a vast background of musical influences where energetic and catchy riffs, together with hints of classical and world music, create a unique and dynamic sound capable of captivating even the most reluctant listener.
“Pereira merges technique and creativity to hit the target” – All About Jazz
“an intriguing group with a strong line-up and well-delivered compositions” – Jazz Breakfast
As ever, doors at 8:30 with music from 9pm; entry only £5.
See you there!
DON’T FORGET: this week our friends at the Con Cellar Bar – Camden’s best-loved grass roots, progressive jazz night – are putting on CONFEST, a three day festival of exceptional music from Thursday 13th-Saturday 15th; check out the lineup and get your tickets via their website: http://concellarjazz.co.uk/listings