Since their totally brilliant gig at FRINGE JAZZ back in January we've been working hard to find a date for the Quintet's return - never an easy thing when all five members are some of the most in demand musicians in the country. Having worked on both sides of the Atlantic Andrew Bain has the reputation as one of the leading drummers on the UK scene and the rest of the band are all band leaders in their own right. Best known as a member of London's Loop Collective and for his excellent 'Mells Bells' CD on Whirlwind we have the stunning Saxophonist Sam Crockatt, Fringe Jazz audiences will be familiar with the amazing Trumpet & Bass player Percy Pursglove but tonight with Riaan Vosloo taking charge of the Bass Fiddle duties it will be really exciting to hear Mr Pursglove concentrate on the Trumpet and then we have the superlative pianist and composer Rebecca Nash on keyboards. This is going to be a very special evening.
ANDREW BAIN is one of the leading performers and educators in the UK. A graduate of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London and winner of the BBC Big Band Drummer, he has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Natalie Cole, Kenny Wheeler, Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman, Bob Mintzer, John Taylor, Gwilym Simcock, Jason Rebello, Mike Janisch, Mike Gibbs, Hans Koller, Phil Robson, Iain Ballamy, Jim Hart, Mark Lockheart, Chris Batchelor, Mark Hodgson, Jean Toussaint, Houston Pearson, John Parricelli, Steve Watts, Stan Sulzmann, Iain Dixon, Elliott Sharp, Gavin Bryars, Paul Booth, Mike Walker, and was a member of vocalist Jacqui Dankworths band between 2007-8, recording with the late Sir John Dankworth in 2008. He has performed at many prestigious venues in the UK, Europe and the US, including the BBC Proms and the Montreux Jazz Festival.
Receiving his MMus from the Manhattan School of Music, he was resident in New York from 2001-07. During this time he performed extensively with Thelonious Monk Competition winner Jon Irabagon, as well as with Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Dave Lalama and Matt Brewer. He has performed at many of New Yorks famous clubs including Sin-E, CBGBs, Tonic and the Mercury Lounge, and recorded at Sony Studios. Andrew co-leads the NY-based group Confluence whose eponymous debut showcased original and highly inventive compositions. In 2015 his project Player Piano with Mike Walker, Gwilym Simcock, Iain Dixon and Steve Watts received great reviews and Bain has just released a new album on Whirlwind Recordings with his Embodied Hope Quartet featuring pianist George Colligan, saxophonist Jon Irabagon and bassist Michael Janisch.
Andrew is Senior Lecturer in Jazz at the Birmingham Conservatoire and Artistic Director of Jazz for the National Youth Orchestras of Scotland. He is also a member of the National Youth Jazz Collective with Artistic Director Dave Holland.
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