Since first performing at the Vortex in 2016, this band has matured. Barry has taken some of the most exciting young musicians on the scene and, through active collaboration on his originals, created a band which really gives them all the chance to show their energy and innovation.
“The pianist can effortlessly sustain a graceful Bill Evans-like lyrical swing, but also massages the ideas of the others. His contemporary references give him a broad sweep, and he has much to do with this set’s freedom from bop-standard rigidities…The pianist wraps a light tracery around Speake against ringing cymbal and thumping keynotes on Jitterbug Waltz, and then plays a pungent solo…” – John Fordham, The Guardian
Barrie Green (Piano), Miguel Gorodi (Trumpet), Sam Braysher (Alto Saxophone), Tom Barford (Tenor Saxophone), Flo Moore (Bass), Will Glaser (Drums)
Doors open 7pm, Music starts 8pm