Jazz Steps: Brandon Allen’s Groove Band

Jazz Steps: Brandon Allen’s Groove Band

Available dates

Thu 5 Oct, 7:30pm

Grooves and then some more… Brandon Allen’s Groove Band does ‘what it says on the tin’! Expect funky baselines, otherworldly drum grooves, soaring synthesisers and intricate and intoxicating sax/guitar melodies. Musical influences include Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, John Scofield, Lalo Schifrin, Tom Scott, David Sanborn, The Brecker Brothers and Vangelis.

‘Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition.’ Jazzwise Magazine

‘Muscular and robust one moment, warm and soothing another, stretching out with an abrasive edge’ Jazz Journal

‘…a saxophone heavyweight, at the height of his powers…’. Blues and Soul Magazine

Brandon Allen – saxes
Mike Outram – guitar
Jim Watson – keys
Dave Jones – electric bass
Karl Paavola – drums

Presented by Jazz Steps

*Please note, seating for Jazz Steps shows is unallocated

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