Birmingham Jazz presents…

Top quality jazz at 1,000 Trades this Friday.

With his eponymous Quartet, the BBC Jazz Award-winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel can be heard alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices, creating an in-demand presence on the UK and European Jazz scene. The band features inspirational pianist Liam Noble, his fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complementing Siegel’s music and playing, and providing a perfect foil for the many directions the music can turn.

With the creative spark of dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst dove-tailing perfectly with Siegel and Noble this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.

Following up from their award-winning album Urban Theme Park (Basho Music), 2018 saw the release of VISTA, the second album of the Julian Siegel Quartet and the first on the Whirlwind Recordings label. The album features ten of Julian’s compositions plus an arrangement of Bud Powell’s Un Poco Loco. This new acoustic set of music moves freely through varied sound worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop to searching ballads and joyful melodies.

Since the release of VISTA, the band has performed internationally at Jazz Festivals including INNtöne Jazz Festival in Austria, Made in The UK at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the Jazz Standard NYC, JazzFestival Goettingen in Germany, Limerick Jazz Festival Ireland, UK’s Love Supreme Festival 2019, Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, Manchester International Jazz Festival and many other UK shows included in an extensive 2018–2019 Arts Council England UK Tour.

Friday 7th October, 1,000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE. Admission: Advance standard £12.50, members £10, students £5. On the door 315/£12.50/£5.