Matt Anderson and Paul Edis - 24.08.2019
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 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 strains reminiscent of Bill Frisell and British and European jazz.
He has worked regularly with pianist Paul Edis in recent years performing as a duo, alongside the regional youth ensemble of Sage Gateshead Jambone and as part of ‘A Jazzy Christmas’.