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Ed Jones Quartet

Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM – 2 set(s) of music



Ed Jones – Tenor & Soprano Sax

Rick Simpson – Piano

Riaan Vosloo – Double Bass

Tim Giles – Drums



Award-winning Saxophonist/Composer Ed Jones returns to the quartet format with which he first made his name on the UK jazz scene over 30 years ago. This current line-Quartet was formed in 2011 and initially inspired by the music of Wayne Shorter has branched out to feature exhilarating original new compositions from Jones and bassist Riaan Vosloo. During this time through many tours, the Quartet have formed a unique identity of powerfully driven fire music with atmospheric improvised soundscapes drawing both from original compositions with arrangements and fresh interpretations of the American songbook repertoire.

Their last Recording the acclaimed “For Your Ears Only” was released in Autumn 2017 on Impossible Ark Records with a 20-date UK tour supported by the Arts Council of England. In Autumn 2023 and Winter 2024, the Quartet will be touring the UK featuring new music that will be recorded later in 2024.

“For Best gigs of the year Ed Jones at Lauderdale House-with all the swagger and sound of Rollins in his prime (with Ross Stanley, Riaan Vosloo and Tim Giles) – came close to choose for Musician/Band of the Year.”

”A formidable saxophonist. Ed Jones may have hit his highest profile through his work with bands US3 and Incognito, but he’s an improviser to his fingertips, a player of forceful imagination, and one of the UK’s most distinctive saxophonists.” John Fordham The Guardian.

”The Vigorous, sometimes downright volcanic tenor sound of Ed Jones has long been one of the great live delights of British Jazz. His barnstorming ‘terrier with a rat’ approach raises the music’s temperature whenever he solos “. Chris Parker, Jazzwise.

“Risk-taking arrangements and compositions, seriously engaging territory”  Tom Barlow Jazzwise



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