Matt Anderson and Paul Edis - Sat 24th August at 6pm
6pm - Matt Anderson and Paul Edis - £6 - Francis Thompson Room
Originally hailing from the north Yorkshire moors, London-based saxophonist and
Dankworth Prize-winning composer Matt Anderson released his second critically-acclaimed album Rambling last year. Since its launch at the hotbed of the creative London jazz scene, the Vortex Jazz Club, the album has won praise from the likes of Jazzwise, BBC Radio 3 and Jazz FM for its 'outstanding' melodic writing and 'uniformly excellent playing' all fronted by Matt’s warm tenor sound. Rooted in a deep love of and respect for the jazz tradition from Sonny Rollins to Wayne Shorter, Matt’s music also explores influences from the folk music of his rural upbringing, alongside bluesy, country elements reminiscent of Bill Frisell and British and European jazz.
In recent years Matt has worked regularly with pianist Paul Edis performing as a duo, as guest soloist/tutor with Sage Gateshead's youth jazz ensemble Jambone and as part of 'A Jazzy Christmas'.