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  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Vasilis Xenopoulos Quintet - ‘Dexterity’

    Vasilis

    Vasilis Xenopoulos - tenor sax

    Freddie Gavita - trumpet

    Rob Barron – piano

    Matt Home – drums

    Julian Bury - double bass

    Saxophonist Vasilis Xenopoulos’ celebrates the music and spirit of Dexter Gordon with classic jazz standards played in the Dexter Gordon style and a couple of Vasilis’ own Dexter-influenced compositions.  Vasilis says ‘Dexter Gordon was one of the most iconic figures in jazz history and a true heavyweight of the tenor saxophone. His powerful tone and unique ability to create melodic lines influenced many saxophonists around the world and still do to this day’. Tonight's top line up features Freddie Gavita, Winner of the British Jazz Awards Best Trumpet of 2017, Rob Barron from the BBC Big Band & Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, bassist Julian Bury who's performed with Paul McCartney and drummer Matt Home who has backed Cleo Lane and Curtis Stigers.