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Xhosa Cole/Jay Phelps Quartet
February 4 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pmFREE Entry + Raffle
Xhosa Cole won the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year in 2018. Since then he has gone on to make an appearance in the BBC Proms from Swansea and very recently was voted Jazz Newcomer of the Year in the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2019. Citing John Coltrane among his influences and with a repertoire inspired by the music of jazz greats such as Sonny Rollins, Clifford Brown and Gigi Gryce, the band embodies the spirit of the Bebop and Hard Bop greats, illuminating the stage with all the charisma, passion, edge, chemistry and spontaneity reminiscent of this great era. Canadian trumpet virtuoso Jay Phelps is a Vancouver born Canadian who moved to London in 1999 aged 17. Citing Louis Armstrong, Fats Navarro, Clifford Brown and Miles Davis as his main influences. He has been compared by some critics to American trumpet stars such as Wynton Marsalis and Terence Blanchard for his virtuosity and sense of the jazz tradition. The line-up also includes fellow 2018 finalist, James Owston on bass and powerhouse drummer Jim Bashford.