Wednesday 21st February 2018
7:00pm - 11:00pm
The BA Jazz course at London’s Middlesex University has been producing innovative and highly creative musicians ever since its inception in 1993. Hans Koller, Femi Temowo and Stian Westerhus were all Middlesex students, and a new wave of Middlesex composers and improvisers such as Led Bib, Maria Chiara Argirò and Binker Golding have recently had a major impact on the UK jazz scene.
“MDX Jazz Presents” is a collaboration with 'Spicejazz' promoter Paul Pace at the Spice of Life in Soho to promote the work of current and ex-students of the Middlesex course.
VITOR PEREIRA QUINTET: VITOR PEREIRA guitar, CHRIS WILLIAMS alto sax, ALAM NATHOO tenor sax, MICK COADY bass & ADAM TEIXEIRA drums. London-based Portuguese guitarist leads Exciting and energetic contemporary jazz group. From the catchy rock-like riffs to more contemplative interludes, a full spectrum of textures unveiling a vast background of musical influences and leading the listener through a very diverse and ‘bumpy’ journey. Initially studying classical guitar, Vito’s interest in Jazz took him to study with the likes of Pat Metheny, Jonathan Kreisberg, Gilad Hekselman or Aaron Goldberg which consequently led him to in 2004 to study at Middlesex University. An active name in the UK and Europe he plays often with top UK and European musicians: James Allsopp, Asaf Sirkis, Josh Arcoleo, Binker Goldings and Marc Demuth."intriguing and innovative" All About Jazz ”’New World' brims with vigour, imagination and staying power” London Jazz “Highly impressive" The Jazz Mann“the music is contemporary, it’s for today … the musical manifesto is superb”Bebop Spoken Here “hard-hitting contemporary jazz-rock flavour in line with Pereira’s fine politically motivated compositions" Jazzwise + CHARLIE SCARR TRIO: CHARLIE SCARR drums, TOMMY REMON guitar & DAN BARRETO bass
www.vitorpereira.net Doors open: 6pm, Music: 8-11pm - £10/£8 advance
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