Here’s what you need to know about Hard Bop outfit, 5 WAY SPLIT:
An all-star band, formed collectively out of lockdown confines, and featuring some of the best BeBop musicians in the U.K. today! Playing original compositions and some classic hard bop tunes, ‘SPLIT’ takes inspiration from the awe-inspiring ‘Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers’ and contemporary bop heroes ‘One For All.’ Respecting the tradition of the 50s jazz sound while also bringing it up to date for today’s audience.
A vibrant mix of contemporary straight-ahead jazz and hard bop…
“Old-school warmth and modern day dynamism”
Fronted by internationally renowned trumpet star, Quentin Collins and Sax phenomenon Vasilis Xenopoulos – the bands intention is to respect the traditions of the hard-bop era while bringing it up to date for today’s audience. Keeping up the heat, is a stellar rhythm section of illustrious pianist Rob Barron, renowned Hungarian bass player Mátyás Hoffecker and formidable drum master Matt Home! Come and lose yourself for a night of the best straight-ahead jazz performed in town.