Thu 20th Jun 2013
Miguel Martins Quintet
8:00pm £10.00 adm

Brandon Allen - Tenor Sax, Miguel Martins - Guitar, Chris Jerome - Piano, Ben Bastin - Double Bass, Pedro Segundo - Drums

In 2012, Miguel Martins moved to London and is determined to put his new group garnering attention in UK’s jazz scene. The band is based in London, where Martins share his new music project with, Brandon Allen arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today, the dynamic and versatile pianist Chris Jerome who has performed and recorded with Courtney Pine, Jazz Jamaica All stars. On double bass the remarkable Ben Bastin, who normally perform with Sarah Gillespie and Gilad Atzmon. Portuguese powerful drummer, Pedro Segundo that at 22 years old joins the James Pearson Trio at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club.

The Quintet haves different musical personalities and cultural backgrounds, between country’s like Portugal, United Kingdom and Australia making this band more rich and diverse. The band plays exciting originals compositions of each member of the quintet, and some compositions of Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, and Joe Henderson with original arrangements, mixing jazz, with other music styles and their elements creating rich soundscapes and driving rhythms.

Miguel Martins combines a strong guitar modern sound with traditional jazz guitar legacy. Brandon Allen master of a powerful sound and energetic solos, pianist Chris Jerome with is lyrical phrasing approach, groovy bass lines from Ben Bastin with the creative rhythms of Pedro Segundo, makes the musical interaction really strong in between the quintet members, designed to arouse feelings in the audience and make them travel through the concert.

Doors 7pm. Performance from 8pm - 11:00pm. Admission: £10 Advance booking Recommended : 020 7916 0544.


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