Matt’s finish

There’s more from Birmingham Jazz this week.

This week’s offering from Birmingham Jazz comes from the acclaimed Matt Anderson Quartet and takes place at the usual venue, 1,000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter on Friday night.

London-based saxophonist and composer Matt Anderson presents a new quartet featuring four exciting young musicians, all of whom are bandleaders and composers in their own right. The band puts an emphasis on original writing, with arrangements often conceived together as a group, and takes inspiration from sources as wide ranging as Wayne Shorter, folk music of the British Isles, the European jazz scene and groove/rock music.

They have performed to audiences across the UK, and recently represented the Royal Academy of Music as finalists in the Keep an Eye International Jazz Competition at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Originally hailing from the North Yorkshire Moors, Matt released his debut album with his band Wild Flower in 2015 on the Jellymould Jazz label to widespread critical acclaim and airplay on BBC Radio 3 alongside a 13 date UK tour and Launch gig at Pizza Express Dean Street, London.

Winner of the Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition 2017, he Is popular as a sideman in a variety of projects on the fertile London and Leeds jazz scenes such as the bands of Jamie Taylor (also appearing as a featured soloist on his latest album) and Mark Donlon, performing regularly across the UK and internationally with recent appearances in New Zealand and Scandinavia. In October last year He performed in Greece with Jiannis Pavlidis’ Quintet featuring legendary American jazz drummer Greg Hutchinson.

Friday 29th June. 1,000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE Tickets: £12.50/£10 Members/Students £5.