With the Julian Siegel Quartet, the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel can be heard alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices, creating an in-demand Quartet on the UK and European Jazz scene. The band features inspirational pianist Liam Noble, his fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complementing Siegel’s music and playing, and providing a perfect foil for the many directions the music can turn. With the creative spark of dynamic drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst dove-tailing perfectly with Siegel and Noble this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets. “The interaction between the musicians is confident, lyrical and cool, joyous and snappy, precise and sprawling – and enchanting melodiousness throughout. ” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Saarbrücker Zeitung
Following up from their London Jazz Award winning album U rban Theme Park (Basho Music), 2018 sees the release of V ISTA , the second album of the Julian Siegel Quartet, published by Whirlwind Recordings. The album features ten of Julian’s compositions plus an arrangement of Bud Powell’s ‘Un Poco Loco’. This new acoustic set of music moves freely through varied sound worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop to searching ballads and joyful melodies. “The release of a new recording by Siegel is always a major event in the British Jazz calendar and ‘Vista’ is no exception.” – The Jazz Mann. Since the release of V ISTA, the band has toured nationally and internationally in venues and festivals that include the Inntoene Jazz Festival in Austria, Made in The UK at the Rochester International Jazz Festival in New York, the Jazz Standard, NYC, the Limerick Jazz Festival, the Swanage Jazz Festival, Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, Manchester International Jazz Festival and many other UK shows included in the extensive 2018 – 2019 Arts Council England UK Tour.
“When the Julian Siegel Quartet perform live it’s a fantastic ride.” – Jez Nelson, BBC Radio Jazz on 3
”Exciting, dynamic music with improvisation at its centre.” – London Jazz News