Julian Siegel Quartet


Date: 6 February 2024
End Date: 6 February 2024
Type: open

TIME: 8.00 – 11.00PM

Tickets  –  £14

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Julian Siegel – tenor & soprano sax, bass clarinet, compositions
Liam Noble – Piano
Oli Hayhurst – Double Bass
Gene Calderazzo – Drums
With the Julian Siegel Quartet, the BBC Jazz Award winning saxophonist and composer Julian Siegel
can be heard alongside some of this generation’s most distinctive voices, creating an in-demand
Quartet on the UK and European Jazz scene. The band features inspirational pianist Liam Noble, his
fluid touch and dazzling imagination perfectly complementing Siegel’s music and playing, and
providing a perfect foil for the many directions the music can turn. With the creative spark of dynamic
drummer Gene Calderazzo and the deep groove of bassist Oli Hayhurst dove-tailing perfectly with
Siegel and Noble this is unquestionably one of the UK’s most exciting and powerful quartets.
Following up from their London Jazz Award winning album Urban Theme Park (Basho Music), 2018
saw the release of VISTA, the second album of the Julian Siegel Quartet and the first on the
Whirlwind Recordings label. The album features ten of Julian’s compositions plus an arrangement of
Bud Powell’s ‘Un Poco Loco’. This new acoustic set of music moves freely through varied sound
worlds and colours, from undercurrents of bop to searching ballads and joyful melodies.
Since the release of VISTA, the band has performed internationally at Jazz Festivals including
INNtöne Jazz Festival in Austria, Made in The UK at the Rochester International Jazz Festival, the
Jazz Standard NYC, JazzFestival Goettingen in Germany, Limerick Jazz Festival Ireland, UK’s Love
Supreme Festival 2019, Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival, Manchester International Jazz
Festival and many other UK shows included in an extensive 2018 – 2019 Arts Council England UK
The Quartet was featured on the cover of UK’s Jazzwise Magazine in February 2018 and VISTA was
included in Jazzwise’s Top 20 Jazz Albums of the year.

“Expressive direct music…. tightly wound post-bop, pensive improv. and more.”
John Fordham, The Guardian ★ ★ ★ ★
Jazz Album of the Month, February 2018
“A great quartet with an enthralling agility.”  – ★ ★ ★ ★ In Music

”Exciting, dynamic music with improvisation at its centre.”- London Jazz News

● ”Imaginative, grounded and beguiling.” – Musikreviews Magazin
● ”Eleven absolutely thrilling pieces in which Siegel gets down to business… It’s his attention
to detail and the outstanding soloing that makes this work exciting.” – Concerto Magazine
★ ★ ★ ★

● ‘Julian Siegel’s Quartet play flickering, poised tunes with considerable deftness and drive.
Siegel and Noble are great foils for each other and give the music crackle and dance”
Love Supreme Festival, Ian Pople in the Manchester Review
● “The interaction between the musicians is confident, lyrical and cool, joyous and snappy,
precise and sprawling – and enchanting melodiousness throughout.” ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Saarbrücker Zeitung
● “Complex, catchy, high-energy and modern.” INNtöne Jazz Festival
● “Plenty of pushing at the barriers of tonality as you’d expect from such adventurous and
accomplished players, but it’s tempered with a refreshing melodicism and groove… An
exhilarating experience.” – Jazz Views
● “Siegel seems as much at one with his instrument as he is with his craft, and with Liam Noble
on piano, Oli Hayhurst on bass and Gene Calderazzo on drums this band is surely among the
best in Europe” Stuart Nicholson, Jazzwise Magazine Vinyl Roundup
● “Clear-cut moods and meaty discourses… As tracks ebb, flow and draw to a peak, Siegel’s
assured fluency is underscored by the understated, equal partner support of Oli Hayhurst
and Gene Calderazzo.” – Financial Times ★ ★ ★ ★
● “The release of a new recording by Siegel is always a major event in the British Jazz calendar
and ‘Vista’ is no exception.” – The Jazz Mann