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The Brandon Allen Quartet (London)

Friday 27 December 7.00pm

Perth born saxophonist Brandon Allen returns to The Ellington as part of a nationwide tour, promoting his new album “BATL Quartet LIVE”.
Brandon relocated to London in 2000 and over the past 20 years has established himself as one of the most in demand saxophonists in the UK and Europe.
He has performed with many varied artists including Eric ClaptonPaloma FaithNeil DiamondGary HusbandStefano Di BattistaJools Holland, US3, The Blockheads, Ronnie Cuber, Mark Nightingale and others.
Through his long association with Ronnie Scott‘s Jazz Club, his various groups have opened for artists such as Steve Gadd, Kurt Elling, Joe Lovano, The Yellow Jackets and Dave Douglas.
He is the saxophonist in the Kyle EastwoodBand, touring internationally for the past 5 years as well as being heavily featured on 3 of Kyle’s critically acclaimed albums.
Shortly after this Australian tour, he will be joining Kyle on a tour of the Far East, performing at The Bluenote clubs in Beijing, Shanghai and Tokyo.
For this performance at the Ellington, Brandon will be performing music from his new album “BATL Quartet LIVE” as well as some other well known standard material.
Brandon Allen – Tenor saxophone
Russell Holmes – Piano
Pete Jeavons – Bass
Ben Vanderwal – Drums
“Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition.”
Tony Hall (JAZZWISE)​
“His four-octave range and flawless command of the altissimo register was nicely offset by his full-bodied yet raucous tonal quality offering something for fans of the entire history of the instrument – from Hawkins to Brecker – he’s got em covered.”

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