Perico Sambeat Quartet
Pizza Express Dean Street
18:30, 21 July 2012
- 10 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 3RW
- 0845 6027 017
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- Perico Sambeat, Alto saxophone
- Barry Green, Piano
- Chris Hill, Bass
- Stephen Keogh, Drums
Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:30pm
Two nights (20-21 July 2012) of inspiring music from a truly exciting quartet packed with talent, and led by fantastic alto star Perico Sambeat. He is considered today as one of the most important Spanish jazz musicians to have emerged in recent years, and as one of the best also saxophonists in the world. He owns tremendous prestige with an extraordinary musical career that spans the globe. With more than a hundred recordings, many of his remarkable works are with outstanding musicians of high calibre including Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tete Montoliu, Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny, among others.
During his career, Sambeat has received numerous awards including the "Bird Award" given by the North Sea Jazz Festival to the musician deserving wider recognition (2003) and best recording of the year for "Flamenco Big Band" (2008 and 2009). He first came to London as the leader of a quartet made up of Brad Mehldau and Stephen Keogh back in 1993. He is now considered to be one of the best musicians that Spain has ever produced.
Stephen Keogh (drums) is recognised as one of Europe's top jazz drummers. Barry Green (piano) regularly performs with Mark Lockheart, Bobby Wellins and is a member of Larry Bartley's trio and octet. Chris Hill (bass) is one the busiest players in the UK.