Jazz at Progress | Soultime! Play the Music of Bobby Timmons | Tickets on sale soon

Friday 13 December 2024 | Progress Theatre, Reading | 7: 30pm | £19.00 (£17.00 concessions, £10 under 16) plus maximum 5% booking fee.

Steve Fishwick trumpet
Leon Greening
Matyas Hofecker
Matt Home

SoulTime! Is a new and exciting jazz quartet co-led by renowned pianist Leon Greening and exceptional trumpeter Steve Fishwick. Rounding out the top-flight rhythm section is Matt Home on drums and Matyas Hofecker on double bass.

The group is dedicated to exploring the music of one of their musical heroes, pianist, and composer Bobby Timmons. Timmons was an important influence on the music in the late 1950s and early 60s. His contribution to the Hard-Bop and Soul-Jazz styles is often overlooked in the jazz history books. The success of groups such as Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and the Cannonball Adderley Quintet wouldn’t have been possible without hits penned by Bobby, including ‘This Here’, ‘Dat Dere’, ‘Moanin’, and many more.

This group is committed to presenting the music in the spirit in which it was originally created, with plenty of melody, soul, and down-home grooves.

“Leon Greening epitomises the assured confidence of a new generation” – Jazz Journal

“Steve has his own style. He plays from the bottom to the top of the horn whilst.maintaining the integrity of the chords. I can’t think of another trumpeter who can do what he does!” – Wynton Marsalis