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Billy Marrows Band – ‘Dancing on Bentwood Chairs’ Live Recording (2nd Show)


Billy Marrows – guitar

Chris Williams – alto saxophone

Huw V Williams – double bass

Jay Davis – drums



The Billy Marrows Band brings together several of the UK’s most exciting improvisers to explore Billy’s unique contemporary jazz compositions. Expect to hear infectious grooves and melodies, and captivating improvisations, with atmospheres ranging from joyous to reflective. Join the band on this night as they record a live EP ‘Dancing on Bentwood Chairs’.

Billy Marrows is a jazz guitarist and multi-award winning composer. He has recorded with Patchwork Jazz Orchestra, Tom Barford and Sam Newbould amongst others. His work has been described as ‘lovely fun and bright creative writing’ by British jazz legend Stan Sulzmann and he has been listed as ‘one to watch’ in Jazzwise magazine. He has won all three Worshipful Company of Musicians jazz composition/arranging awards (Dankworth Prize for Jazz Composition – small ensemble, big band and Eddie Harvey Arranger of the Year). His band features top musicians on the UK progressive and contemporary jazz scenes who have performed extensively across Europe in projects such as the Alex Hitchcock Quintet and Mercury nominated Led Bib.



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