Our Next Concert (1)

Saturday 11th May 2019


 THE ANDREW CLEYNDERT QUARTET


“Bach to Bossa Nova and Beyond…”



ANDREW CLEYNDERT – double bass

MARK EDWARDS – piano

COLIN OXLEY – guitar

MARTIN SHAW – trumpet/flugelhorn


Drawing on the experience of working with a myriad of stellar bands and groups in a career spanning well over three decades Andrew has chosen to utilize the talents of the lyrical trumpetist Martin Shaw, widely recognized as one of the very best jazz soloists on his instrument, guitarist Colin Oxley, equally highly regarded and appreciated by his peers and audiences alike, and the phenomenal pianist/producer/arranger Mark Edwards in a quartet developing a unique ensemble sound and repertoire since their first outing at the 2013 Titley Jazz Festival.


The quartet eschews the use of drums in favour of the highly adaptive trio of piano/bass/guitar which, in this company, is no less driving whilst providing many musical permutations as each member of the group moves between soloist and accompanist.


For this concert at Berkhamsted Jazz the group will play timeless compositions ranging from Bach, through the melodic music of Brazil to jazz pieces made famous by the likes of Miles Davis and Duke Ellington.


MARTIN SHAW is constantly in demand as a fluent melodic improviser on both trumpet and flugelhorn and possesses an exquisite sound on the instruments.


COLIN OXLEY, a longtime sideman with vocalist Stacey Kent is both an amazing accompanist and soloist and is now often seen as a member of the John Wilson Orchestra, leading his own group and is one of the most respected guitarists on the jazz scene. 


Brighton is very fortunate to be hometown for the exceptional MARK EDWARDS, recently seen on the world stage with Katie Melua; he is a uniquely talented musician. 


ANDREW CLEYNDERT was fortunate enough to be the last bass player employed with the Ronnie Scott band and then to play for nearly two decades with the ‘Godfather’ of British Jazz, Stan Tracey. He has been a mainstay of the UK jazz scene since the early eighties.





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