The Matt Wates Quartet
Matt Wates (Saxophone), Leon Greening (piano), Julian Bury (bass), Matt Fishwick (drums). Admission £10. Pay on-the-door, cash only.
Time & Location
29 Jun 2019, 14:00 – 16:00
The Jazz Centre UK, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue, Southend-on-Sea, UK
About the Event
Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988. He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Colianni, Humphrey Lyttelton, Georges Arvanitas, Helen Shapiro, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykovich, Duncan Lamont, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter King. He has recorded with Paz, Roadside Picnic, Itchy Fingers, NYJO, the Michael Garrick Big Band, Sax Appeal and Jamie Cullum. The Matt Wates Sextet has recorded nine albums on the Audio-B label. He won the Rising Star award in the 1997 BT British Jazz Awards, and the Matt Wates Sextet won the Best Small Group award in 2001.
More from his website: http://www.mattwates.com/
"A truly remarkable young British alto saxophonist"
Dave Gelly, Observer
"A performer of boundless ability"
Ken Rattenbury, Crescendo
"The most swinging alto player on both sides of the Atlantic"
"An incredibly talented musician and composer"
Sir John Dankworth