Sunday 9 July 2023
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Book here now: £15 full price • £10 or £7 if you prefer – please pay what you can*
Alex Hitchcock – tenor saxophone
John Williamson – bass
Jay Davis – drums
Bassist John Williamson’s project includes renowned saxophonist and bandleader Alex Hitchcock, and Jay Davis, whose drumming propels a number of outstanding UK bands. John describes his writing as, “anchored by a ruthlessly focused melodic instinct, ranging from reworkings of songbook harmony to big-sky Americana influenced by his time in the US. A selection of standards completes an intimate, expressive set, at times revelling in the pared-back format and at other times transcending it.”
Born and raised in Saltburn, north-east England, John is now based in London and has played alongside musicians including Ivo Neame, Riley Stone-Lonergan, Rachael Cohen, Jonny Mansfield, Dominic Ingham, Jo Harrop, Nigel Price, and many more. Listen to some of John’s music here on Soundcloud. Video clips from has quartet playing live at The Vortex in London below.
“razor-sharp reactions to a constantly shifting musical landscape… promised much and delivered in spades.” Bebop Spoken Here
“detailed and hugely compelling… so much more than what appears on the page.” Nick Smart
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