Live Music with The Matt Ward Quintet - Saturday 07th October from 7.45pm (Doors 6.30pm)
Matt Ward is a British jazz, classical, and pop trumpet player based in Hertfordshire, and former holder of the jazz chair in the Oxford University Jazz Orchestra. Recent performances include Pizza Express Live Holborn, Luton’s The Bear Club, the Troubadour, and The Ned, as well as featuring in the UK’s premier Miles Davis tribute, Kind of Blue LIVE.
Matt regularly performs around the county with his quintet, notably for Jazz at the Barn in Welwyn Garden City, and as part of Jazzspel in Hitchin who cover the repertoire of the great saxophonist, Benny Golson. He has also appeared as a featured guest at the Hitchin jazz jam and performs for functions with bands such Charlie and the Funk Factory, Roadrunner, Hot Take Brass Band, and No Limit Street Band. Matt’s pop work includes performances with up-and-coming London-based artists, such as neo-soul collective The 52s, funk-pop musician Adam Kelly, and singer-rapper duo Josh Seabrook & Con Cook. Matt’s playing can also be heard on radio and TV as part of the Delicious Recording Studio’s Deli All Stars. He also partakes in larger-scale jazz work, in particular with the Hertfordshire Big Band and the Twenty20 Big Band, as well as musical theatre, most recently playing lead trumpet for productions of Legally Blonde and Company.
Matt brings together a group of excellent professional jazz musicians to form his quintet, all of whom are local to the Hertfordshire area. The quartet features Russell Williams (piano), András Broskó (guitar), Olly Dowlen (double bass) and Laurence Leedell (drums)
Doors open from 6.30pm. Reservations will be held until 8.30pm and then released to walk ins. Please refer to terms and conditions for full details.