Tom Green Septet

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The Bosuns Charlestown

Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Time: 20:00

Tom Green Septet

  • Tom Green - Trombone/Compositions
  • James Davison - Trumpet/Flugelhorn
  • Tommy Andrews - Alto/Soprano Saxophones
  • Sam Miles - Tenor Saxophone
  • Sam James – Piano
  • Misha Mullov-Abbado - Double Bass
  • Scott Chapman - Drums

Winner of the 2013 Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition, Tom Green is a trombonist, composer and arranger described as "a new rising star in the British jazz scene" by Nigel Williams (Jazz FM).

The Tom Green Septet is an outlet for Tom's original compositions: elegant and lively contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves, and memorable melodies at their heart.

The Septet was formed in November 2012, bringing together seven in-demand young musicians who are all prize-winning bandleaders, composers and performers in their own right. Together, they create a warm and distinct sound world, using the unique range of textures available in the seven-piece ensemble.

Their debut album "Skyline" was released in February 2015 to unanimous critical acclaim. Dave Gelly in the Observer (4*) described it as "a kaleidoscope of harmony that is not only phenomenally skilful, but absorbing and endlessly entertaining, too."

The CD was recorded at Real World Studios and released on Tom's own Spark label. It was described in Jazzwise as "startlingly good and a delight to hear" (4*), and according to Peter Bacon of the Jazz Breakfast blog, "there's little point in picking out highlights - the whole album is a highlight."

"I've been involved in jazz for more than 60 years and this is some of the most exciting original new music I have heard for a long time. Tom's writing has complexity, depth and intensity but above all a strong melodic thread… played with fantastic energy and a true band sound"; Dame Cleo Laine, June 2013

A band with big sound, and big prospects"; John Fordham, The Guardian, Feb 2015

"Mighty impressive... this band is one to look out for"; Ivan Hewett, The DailyTelegraph, Feb 2015

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