Brandon Allen Sextet
Saturday 11th June 2022 - 9:00 pm
Music Charge: £18.00
Brandon Allen is an expat Australian saxophonist who has made quite an impression on the scene since taking up residence in London. A leading soloist in several jazz orchestras back home he also led his own successful group before decamping to Europe in 2002. His wonderfully fluent and incisive sax playing has been heard in prestigious venues all over Europe and at numerous festivals around the world, including the Womad World Music Festival, Reading Festival, Brecon Jazz Festival, The Vittoria and Terrassa Jazz Festivals in Spain, Manly Jazz Festival in Australia and the London Jazz Festival. In London alone he has performed with the likes of Eric Clapton, Mica Paris, Jools Holland, BBC Big Band and Omar, which gives you an idea of just how good he is! Tonight Brandon will be bringing his scintillating three-horn front line sextet to the Club, featuring some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK, multi-Award winning Mark Nightingale on trombone, the award-winning Sam Mayne on sax/flute and the powerhouse rhythm section of Will Barry-piano, Dave Whitford-bass and Ian Thomas-drums. Absolutely not to be missed, this one.
“Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today” Jazzwise; "Swing, invention and stunning instrumental technique... a world class performance" Evening Standard; "His four-octave range and flawless command of the altissimo register was nicely offset by his full-bodied yet raucous tonal quality offering something for fans of the entire history of the instrument- from Hawkins to Brecker- he's got em covered." London Jazz