Monday, 23 April 2012

Brass Jaw (music)

Photo by Calum Morrell
The next jazz evening at the Underground Theatre promises to be an interesting offering.

Brass Jaw are an acclaimed 4-piece jazz band based in Glasgow. The group is the brainchild of baritone saxophonist, Allon Beauvoisin and first toured the UK in 2005 as a saxophone quartet. Multi-award winning trumpeter, Ryan Quigley joined in 2009 and the band also includes Paul Towndrow (alto saxophone) and Konrad Wiszniewski (tenor saxophone).  In 2011 they won both Contemporary Band of The Year and Album of The Year at the Scottish Jazz Awards, and also Ensemble of The Year at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards. 

Although their music is rooted in jazz tradition, the group works without a traditional rhythm section which makes for a very unique sound. Their gigs are entertaining and humorous with catchy tunes and virtuoso performances and their trademark full-on sound and momentum should make for one of the most memorable jazz gigs in Eastbourne this year!


Brass Jaw will be playing at the Underground Theatre on the 27th of April, 8pm.