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Saturday, April 14, 2012
IT’S a bumper weekend for jazz fans at Campus West in Welwyn Garden City.
Following Friday night’s performance by the NY Standards Quartet, it’s the turn of the Brandon Allen/Quentin Collins Quartet to play the Terrace Suite at the Hawthorne Theatre during Herts Jazz Club’s traditional Sunday evening slot.
The quartet comprises four of the most exciting jazz musicians working on the UK and European circuit today.
Trumpeter Quentin Collins and tenor saxophonist Brandon Allen share inspiration in the glory days of hard bop and the music of Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley and its other great proponents.
They will be joined by Ross Stanley on organ and Enzo Zirilli on drums.
After four-plus years of extensive touring, last year saw the release of their acclaimed debut album What’s It Gonna Be?, described by The Guardian as “wonderfully energising” music that “defies expectations”.
Having worked with such diverse artists as Liane Carroll, Dennis Rollins and Paloma Faith, the Quartet bring their effusive and energetic live show to Herts Jazz on Sunday.
Tickets cost £11 if booked online at www.hawthornetheatre.co.uk and £13 at the door.
Club members pay £8 and it’s just £5 for students and under-21s .