Steve Buckley Quartet
May 21 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pmFree Entry + Raffle
Steve Buckley on alto first started learning to play the clarinet when he was 10 and he had become a member of the Bromley Symphony Orchestra by the time he was 14. He was with them for 4 years playing all the major classical pieces. During this time, he also took up the saxophone with a pile of Charlie Parker records as his guide and inspiration. He became a key member of Loose Tubes in the eighties and at the same time he was closely associated with the London, African and Latin American jazz scenes. He has recorded several albums with Django Bates and has also been a long-time associate of trumpeter Chris Batchelor. However, Steve’s main area of work has been with the contemporary jazz scene and as such he has worked with Julian Arguelles, Iain Ballamy, Seb Roachford and Mark Lockheart amongst a host of others. In 2006 he and Chris Batchelor won the BBC3 Jazz Award for the best new work with their suite ‘Ten Tall Tales’. He is also passionate about teaching and with over 30 years of experience he is absolutely devoted to music education. He is joined tonight by Simon Robinson on piano, Nigel Thomas on bass and Milo Fell on drums.