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Sorin Zlat Quartet

Sorin Zlat Jr.-Piano(Romania,Bucharest) is an international award-winning jazz pianist, classical clarinetist, composer, and arranger. He started his performing career at the young age of thirteen when he was featured as a soloist with the Romanian Philharmonic Orchestra “Mihail Jora”. Inspired by his father and grandfather, two accomplished European musicians, Sorin went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Piano Jazz from which he graduated Summa Cum Laude. As ayoung graduate, he created a repertoire comprising pieces of standard jazz and personal compositions, ranging through Latin and jazz, pop, and classical music, and which is orchestrated to reflect a unique interpretative style. With musical influences from Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and John Coltrane, his imaginative approach gained him instant recognition on the European and North American jazz scene. Among numerous other awards, he is the winner of the 2015 Jacksonville Jazz Piano Competition, the 2013 Monaco Jazz Competition, and two-time winner of the “Best Jazz Musician of the Year” in his home country.

He was recently signed by the European Muzza Foundation and A&A Records under which he released his first album “Endurance”. Sorin is touring the world as composer-pianist performing his original music and jazz standards, masterly interpreted in his inimitable style. A believer in continuously stretching his creative capabilities and expanding his knowledge, he is currently involved in numerous projects, from being commissioned for a jazz symphony to composing music for the film industry.

Sorin Zlat Sr.-Saxophone(Romania,Bucharest) is a graduate of the Romanian Iasi Music Conservatory, the Jazz Clarinet and Saxophone section. He is a musician with extensive experience who collaborated with renowned national and international jazz artists. In 1979 he was awarded the Grand Prize and the Prize for the Best Soloist at the Jazz Competition in Sibiu, Romania. He is a very active musician who performed with the “Transfer” band in numerous tours across Europe, Asia, and the United States.

Michele Montolli-Double Bass (Verona,Italy) studied violin from the age of seven switching later to electric bass. By the age of seventeen he had taken up classical double bass in Verona’s Conservatory. Following this he moved to Graz in Austria where he graduated in 2009 in Jazz Double Bass. Joining the London Jazz scene since 2010, Michele has toured various Jazz and World music festivals all over Europe, New York, Tokyo and the Balkan Peninsula performing and recording with such great artists as Knoel Scott and Marshall Allen (Sun Ra Arkestra), Julie Dexter, Don Menza, Vladimir Kostadinovic, Seeds of Creation, Amira Kheir, Pataruco, Charlie Stacey, including various recordings and appearances for the London national television school and the BBC television.

Emmanuel Franklyn Adelabu-Drums(UK,London) started playing the drums when he was 11 and progressed very quickly, he also found a love for Jazz music which led him to attend Trinity Laban Conservatiore Of Music & Dance for 4 years on a Jazz course led by Jazz Pianist Simon Purcell. While he was there he studied with Gene Calderazzo, Tom Cawley, Malcom Earle-Smith, Pete Wareham, Dave Wickins, Stan Sulzmann, Barak Schmool, Mark Lockheart, Liam Noble and many more. He graduated from the Conservatiore in 2013 and since then has gone on to lead his own career writing and recording his own music and playing them at London venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Roundhouse and Spice Of Life.


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    Paul Bilson

    Fri 12 February 2016, 11.30PM
    £5 On the door only. Starts Downstairs after the gig upstairs.

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