NOT ONE, BUT TWO BBC YOUNG JAZZ MUSICIANS OF THE YEAR ! – The XHOSA COLE Quartet ft Deschanel Gordon
We’re excited to present not just one but TWO recent recipients of the BBC’s Young Jazz Musicians of the Year live on stage at The Jazz Centre UK.
At just 24, Xhosa is now an highly acclaimed saxophonist, flautist and composer. “Cole’s maturity and strong vision freshens the content of an established jazz form and marks him as a one-to-watch. His centred tenor sax sound has the warmth and complexity to carve a personal voice out of a demanding jazz tradition.” (from Mike Hobart’s review of Cole’s first CD). London-born, from Hackney, Deschanel developed his skills in the Julian Joseph Jazz Academy and the Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble. Oscar Peterson was an early inspiration. He now performs with his own trio as well as with the SEED ensemble and with Mark Kavuma’s The Banger Factory. London Jazz News has dubbed him “the piano man to watch”.
These guys were once the ones to watch, now they’re the ones you must see. Xhosa Cole (tenor sax / flute); Deschanel Gordon (piano);
Joel Waters (drums); Josh Vadeviloo (bass)