Brecon Jazz London Day
Saturday 21 August 2021
Rachael Cohen Quartet
Rachael Wohnen - Saxophone
Lewis Wright - Vibraphone
tbc - Bass
Shane Forbes - Drums
Edison Herbert - Guitar
Sean Hargreaves - Keys
Neville Malcolm - Bass
Cheryl Alleyne - Drums
The Brecon Jazz Festival is running for the whole of August both with live audiences and virtually via online livestreams and pre-recorded content. For the full festival programme and for more information visit: www.breconjazz.org
More on the artists....
The Terence Collie Trio: Terence Collie is well known on the London Jazz scene and has played with musicians such as Bobby Wellins, Alan Barnes, Gilad Atzmon, Kyle Eastwood and more. He performs regularly at some of the best jazz venues in the South of England, both with his own groups or as a sideman with others. Terence is also one of the partners running the successful ‘Mood Indigo’ jazz events, which hosts many successful jazz nights in south west London, and to whom we are grateful for this collaboration. Terry is joined for this launch event by two of the most sought-after musicians on the UK jazz scene, Flo Moore (bass) and Sophie Alloway (drums).
Rachael Cohen Quartet: Rachael Cohen, is a London-based alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the brightest emerging stars of her generation. Her skills as a composer and improviser have gained her a great deal of attention in the UK and beyond.
What they say
“Cohen takes a softly devious approach reminiscent of Lee Konitz – but, as with the canny Cool School veteran, the quietness is deceptive and the subtlety is in the weighting of phrases and the hipness with which she plays off the rhythm section.”
Supporting Rachael is ‘virtuoso improviser‘ vibraphonist, Lewis Wright – “One of the new stars on vibraphone, with a very individual style and concept, worthy of every jazz fan’s attention.’ – GARY BURTON
Completing the lineup is Shane Forbes on drums…
Edison Herbert (Quartet) Musician, composer, arranger and bandleader, Edison was musical arranger for the West End musical “Unforgettable” and was musical director on its international tour. He has composed music for BBC Radio 4 and performed with The Jazz Warriors, Rose Royce and Kim Burrell and various other artists.
Edison Herbert is a gifted and melodic guitarist. Originally from Leeds, he started playing the piano as a young boy encouraged by his parents. His passion for the guitar resulted in further studies at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama where he performed with The Guildhall Big Band featuring Randy Brecker at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.