Monday 23 May
Ivor Novello-nominated saxophonist and composer Alex Hitchcock is regarded as one of the UK’s most creative and virtuosic jazz musicians. Critically acclaimed releases as leader on Fresh Sound New Talent and Edition Records, as well as innovative collaborations with a wide range of luminary peers, have confirmed his growing international reputation as an instigator and catalyst for captivating musical encounters that 'continually push the envelope a little further' (Jazzmania BE).
In Dream Band, his most recent album as leader, Hitchcock pulls together a pool of 15 musicians from both sides of the Atlantic to bring to life ‘an album of depth and complexity’ (Jazzflits NL). New York heavy-hitters Chris Cheek, Jason Brown and David Adewumi line up alongside a who’s who of the burgeoning London jazz scene.
Following a critically acclaimed 2021 release on legendary Barcelona label Fresh Sound New Talent and a sold-out album launch at Ronnie Scott's, the touring lineup for Alex Hitchcock's 'Dream Band' features genre-bending cellist/vocalist Midori Jaeger, BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Deschanel Gordon, and MOBO-nominated drummer Shane Forbes.