Tues 19 Sep | Five-Way Split | Steve Fishwick – trumpet, Vasilis Xenopoulos – saxophone, Matyas Gayer – Piano, Matyas Hofecker – Bass, Matt Home – Drums | Fleet Jazz Club, the Harlington GU51 4BY | Doors and bar open from 7.15pm, performance 8pm to 10pm | Tickets £20 online here from the Box Office on 01252 811009 or on the door (cash or card)
A new jointly led band formed in 2020 featuring some of the finest contemporary jazz bebop musicians in the UK, fronted by Greek saxophone phenomenon Vasilis Xenopoulos, with Steve Fishwick on trumpet and the golden touch of pianist Matyas Gayer. Added to this is virtuosic bassist Matyas Hofecker and rock-solid drummer Matt Home. The band’s vision is to carry on the lineage of groups like Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as well as mirroring the New York contemporary-bop scene. From this inspiration, the band presents a sound that respects the tradition of the hard-bop era whilst also bringing it up to date for today’s audience. With an extensive repertoire of carefully crafted and imaginative original compositions, along with hip, swinging material by greats like Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton and Horace Silver, Five-Way Split delivers a night of the best swinging and soulful music in town.