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Greyish Quartet were formed in Birmingham in 2008. The group consists of David Austin Grey (piano/compositions), Sam Wooster (trumpet), Nick Jurd (double bass) & Jim Bashford (drum kit). On occasion GQ are also joined by MOBO award winner and Mercury Prize nominee Soweto Kinch (alto saxophone) creating a vibrant and dynamic front line. Other guest artists include vocalist Jason McDougall, and New York based emcees 'iLLspokinn' & 'WhyG?' GQ play original music written by pianist and band leader David Austin Grey. This music, whilst set firmly in the contemporary jazz idiom, draws influences from hip-hop, rock, minimalism and modern classical music. At the same time the band are not afraid to take on compositions by established composers such as Wayne Shorter, Dave Douglas and Stan Sulzmann. Over the past few years the quartet have been working on a project entitled 'The Dark Red Room'. This is a set of compositions inspired by film, photography and cinema. An album of the music was released in February of 2012. GQ have also started work on new material, building on their previous success, but fresh with new ideas and taking on board deeper elements of composition and performance. The band has already developed quite a following with radio plays on BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM and positive endorsement from many legendary jazz artists including Julian Joseph, Soweto Kinch, and Walter Smith III. Greyish Quartet will continue to create original music and endeavour to make strong artistic developments in the direction of jazz, and contemporary improvisation. David Austin Grey: Piano/Keyboard Sam Wooster: Trumpet Nick Jurd: Double Bass James Bashford: Drum kit
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Please note that we cannot guarantee that any performances will take place: always check with the venue. The band line-up shown here may not necessarily be the one playing at the gig.
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