Ant Law Quintet

Fri, April 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:45 pm

Described as “An innovator” and “A gamechanger” by The Guardian, British guitarist Ant lives in London and leads his quintet, dubbed “An exciting band to hear live” by John Fordham.

Ant Law – Guitarist– guitar, Michael Chillingworth sax,@Ivo Neame – piano, Tom Farmer– bass, James Maddren drums

Ant Law was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. From a young age he was exposed to early blues and rock ‘n’ roll and Arabic music. He began playing piano and guitar around the age of 8. Ant has played in Tim Garland’s band with Jason Rebello & Asaf Sirkis and won the Jazzwise Best Album award. He is a member of Trio HLK touring with Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Michael Chillingworth is a London based saxophonist and clarinetist. Over the years He has worked with many fine musicians including Kit Downes, Jim Hart, Stan Sulzmann, Gareth Lockrane, James Maddren, and many others Ivo Neam is an award-winning pianist and composer. In addition to leading his own bands, he is a vital cog in several of European jazz’s most forward-lookinggroups. He has performed and recorded with top musicians around the world.

Tom Farmer is most renowned as one quarter of the hugely acclaimed international touring quartet Empirical. He has also graced the Jon Lloyd group.

James Maddren was born in Sussex into a musical family. From a young age he was playing the Cello, piano and Drums. He later focused on drums and percussion and performed in many contrasting bands and orchestras.

“How refreshing is this Englishman who romps in the border areas between the bop and modern jazz guitar of the post Peter Bernstein-generation, it’s self-assured and thoroughly convincing.” Jazz Podium (Germany)
Described as “An innovator” and “A gamechanger” by The Guardian, British guitarist Ant lives in London and leads his quintet, dubbed “An exciting band to hear live” by John Fordham.

Ant Law – guitar, Michael Chillingworth – sax Ivo Neame – piano, Tom Farmer – bass, James Maddren drums

Ant Law was born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. From a young age he was exposed to early blues and rock ‘n’ roll and Arabic music. He began playing piano and guitar around the age of 8. Ant has played in Tim Garland’s band with Jason Rebello & Asaf Sirkis and won the Jazzwise Best Album award. He is a member of Trio HLK touring with Dame Evelyn Glennie.

Michael Chillingworth is a London based saxophonist and clarinetist. Over the years He has worked with many fine musicians including Kit Downes, Jim Hart, Stan Sulzmann, Gareth Lockrane, James Maddren, and many others Ivo Neam is an award-winning pianist and composer. In addition to leading his own bands, he is a vital cog in several of European jazz’s most forward-lookinggroups. He has performed and recorded with top musicians around the world.

Tom Farmer is most renowned as one quarter of the hugely acclaimed international touring quartet Empirical. He has also graced the Jon Lloyd group.

James Maddren was born in Sussex into a musical family. From a young age he was playing the Cello, piano and Drums. He later focused on drums and percussion and performed in many contrasting bands and orchestras.

“How refreshing is this Englishman who romps in the border areas between the bop and modern jazz guitar of the post Peter Bernstein-generation, it’s self-assured and thoroughly convincing.” Jazz Podium (Germany)

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