Sat, 20 Apr|
The Jazz Centre UK
JCUK New Beginnings present the Mark McQuillan Group
Mark McQuillan leads his band of young players making their names on the London scene, including the remarkable vocalist Rebecka Edlund.
Time & Location
20 Apr 2024, 14:00 – 16:00
The Jazz Centre UK, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK
About the Event
Mark McQuillan is a talented bassist and composer whom we have invited back for his second appearance at the JCUK, having previously performed here with Loz Speyer’s Quintet. A recent graduate from the Guildhall School in London, Mark was mentored by musicians such as Tom Farmer, James Maddren and Scott Stroman.
Drawing on a wide range of influences including Joshua Redman, Bill Evans and Stephen Sondheim, this quintet project combines Mark’s original music and lyrics with the talents of some of the best young improvisers in the UK.
In particular, the group brings the remakable talents of vocalist Rebecka Edlund to the JCUK for the first time. Rebecka's background is in Swedish folk song, but she has developed an extraordinary repertoire of sounds that echo the natural world: check out some of her performances on YouTube. A recent performance with Corrie Dick's Sun Swells band in Cambridge saw an audience spellbound by her vocal inventiveness.
Joining Mark and Rebecka are Aaron Carpenter (drums), Dom Howard (guitar), and Cameron Scott (euphonium): this unique lineup gives rise to new and exciting instrumental combinations and improvisational avenues.
- Ticket type
Mark McQuillan GroupPriceFrom £8.00 to £15.00
- Student, U-18£8.00