Cambridge International Jazz Festival 2017
Sunday Jazz Coffee Concert with Alex Hitchcock & Will Barry
Coffee from 11.00 Concert 12.00 -13.30 | £12
‘A fantastic young talent’ – Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM
‘Incredible young lion of the tenor sax’ – Gareth Lockrane
‘One to watch’ – Jazzwise
'...effectively mixed a traditional tenor-ballad warmth with a brisk contemporary attack' – Guardian ,
'Hitchcock blows contemporary post-Coltrane tenor soaring up into the outer limits’ – Bebop Spoken Here
The ALEX HITCHCOCK QUINTET features some of the most exciting and distinctive rising stars from London’s vibrant jazz scene. 2016 performances included sold-out shows at the London Jazz Festival and New Generation Jazz at The Verdict, Brighton.
Taking its compositional cue from an Anglo-American range of influences including Kneebody, Ambrose Akinmusire, and Jasper Hoiby, the group showcases a spirit of openness and interaction grounded in its members’ close musical relationships, while blurring the boundary between written and improvised music.
Featuring trumpeter James Copus (Stan Sulzmann’s Neon Orchestra), pianist Will Barry (Jasper Hoiby’s Fellow Creatures, Chris Potter), bassist Joe Downard (NYJO) and firebrand drummer Jay Davis (Big Bad Wolf, Elliot Galvin Trio).