QOW Trio


Date: 27 June 2023
End Date: 27 June 2023
Type: open

TIME: 8.00 – 11.00 pm

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Riley Stone-Lonergan – sax
Eddie Myer – bass
Spike Wells – drums


QOW TRIO is a generation-spanning trio of diverse players who joined together, united by a love of the tradition, to explore the freedom that opens up within the three-way saxophone-bass-drums format. Their influences reach back across the history of the music, and look forward into its future, drawing inspiration from its constant evolution, from Lester Young to Charlie Parker to Sonny Rollins to Joe Henderson to Dewey Redman to Seamus Blake to Bill McHenry and beyond, creating a wide-open trio sound that tells a host of exciting stories. The QOW TRIO debut album on Ubuntu Music, recorded live across a single charged afternoon, captures the spontaneous interplay that’s always been at the heart of jazz: in it you will hear echoes of prohibition era Kansas City swing, the kinetic rush of 52nd Street bebop, the untrammeled freedom of the Manhattan loft scene, and more.

Together QOW TRIO’s playing experience encompasses a span of sixty years across three generations.

Firebrand young sax star Riley Stone Lonergan is a regular at Ronnie Scott’s and one of the most exciting young players on the London scene.

Multi-genre bassist and bandleader Eddie Myer is a familiar figure on the Brighton scene and draws inspiration from Wilbur Ware and George Tucker as well as Eric Revis and Dennis Irwin.

British drum legend Spike Wells has enjoyed an astonishing career, starting in swinging 60s London, and playing with everyone from Dexter Gordon to Stan Getz to Joe Harriot – yes, really – but is best known for his long and close association with two of the greatest British tenor legends, Tubby Hayes and Bobby Wellins.