Kicking off another amazing month of music here at Jazz @ The Oxford, we’re excited to be welcoming one of the top recent ensembles on the London scene, lead by the brilliant reedsman and composer Tommy Andrews.
Tommy Andrews Quintet:
Tommy Andrews – sax/ clarinet
Nick Costley-White – guitar
Rick Simpson – piano
Dave Manington – bass
Lloyd Haines – drums
The Tommy Andrews Quintet was formed in 2011, bringing together some of London’s most exciting young jazz musicians to play original compositions. The quintet has an eclectic library of music to call on, with progressive rock, classical music, film-score, groove and minimalist influences all playing their part in the sound-world. One of the defining factors of the compositions is their through-composed qualities, which tend to shun the ‘head-solos-head’ structure. The improvisation sections thus act as a developmental part of the composition, motifs are widely used to provide cohesion and themes often return in fresh new guises.
The quintet’s debut album ‘The Crux’, was released on the Jellymould Jazz label in June 2014, with this gig being part of a tour supported by Jazz Services – come and see this exciting ensemble at the top of their game!
As ever, doors 8:30, music from 9; entry only £5.
See you there!