Mike Hobart Quartet
After the successful launch of their debut album Evidential, the Mike Hobart Quintet has gained a reputation for their powerful and exciting live performances and the ‘passionate cool’ of their new sound. With a band whose diverse experiences include Maceo Parker, Partikel, Pig Bag and The Heliocentrics, the Mike Hobart Quintet delivers a soulful live performance that doesn’t pull any punches.
Krysztof Urbanski Quintet featuring Hannes Riepler
Since graduating from the Music Academy in Wroclawand, Krzysztof has appeared in Europe with many renowned musicians. He has won numerous awards in his home country of Poland, including best instrumentalist, best soloist and Jazz Personality of the Year. He has since won recognition from Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. With Sam Gardener on drums, Sam Vicary on bass and John Turville on piano/organ.
Tonight’s band features Hannes Riepler on guitar. Known for his collaborations with Chris Cheek and many others throughout Europe, Hannes is the consummate guitarist. Indeed, he also runs the sessions on Sunday at the Vortex