Five-Way Split

Five-Way Split

Out to Lunch

Tuesday 4 June 2024, 12:00

Venue: Culford Room at Cadogan Hall

Past Event
Five-Way Split Past Event

Performers

Quentin Collins trumpet
Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor saxophone
Rob Barron piano
Matyas Hofecker double bass
Matt Home drums

Five-Way Split is a jointly-led band formed in 2020 featuring some of the finest contemporary bebop musicians in the UK.

Five-Way Split is fronted by internationally renowned trumpet star Quentin Collins, Greek saxophone phenomenon Vasilis Xenopoulos and the golden touch of pianist Rob Barron. Added to this is virtuosic bassist Matyas Hofecker and hard-swinging drummer Matt Home.

The band’s vision is to carry on the lineage of groups like Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as well mirroring the New York contemporary-bop scene. From this inspiration, the band presents a sound that respects the tradition of the hard-bop era whilst also bringing it up to date for today’s audience.

With an extensive repertoire of carefully crafted and imaginative original compositions, along with hip, swinging material by greats like Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton and Horace Silver, Five-Way Split delivers an afternoon of the best swinging and soulful music in town. Jazz Messengers for the 21st century!

“Barron, Collins and Xenopoulos have collectively found a written narrative that suits the band, and achieved a poised sound that is very pleasing indeed. No duds, no longueurs, just brilliant ideas and distinctive outcomes. Great to hear these accomplished musicians in this kind of creative shape. Track them down: it will be worth it.”  ★★★★ Jazzwise magazine

Duration: 2 hours (incl. 30-minute interval)

Ticket Information

Seated ticket: £5
Standing: free but ticketed

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