The great Melbournian clarinetist and trumpeter Michael McQuaid will be in London for the next few weeks and we’re delighted to be playing a bunch of gigs in town with the Vitality Five celebrating the release of our debut album. Mike lived in London for a year last year and we had a great time […]Read more "News: Vitality Five London Gigs + Album!"
“Andrew Oliver is almost punk-rock in his attitude about Traditional Jazz and bringing back it’s visceral nature.” ~Matt Fleeger, Director, KMHD Jazz Radio. I have been playing stride piano and swing since I first discovered the music of Jelly Roll Morton as a teenager, and play regularly with many of London’s best vintage jazz bands. I […]Read more "Swing / Stride Piano"
I discovered the world of tango working with bandoneonist and dancer Alex Krebs in Portland, Oregon. After studying with the late Octavio Brunetti and working with Alex for a few years on traditional styles, we composed an album of new original tangos for dancing, as well as an album of tango-rock-jazz fusion. I have an ongoing duo project with […]Read more "Tango"
Tunnel Six “One of [Tunnel Six’s] greatest attributes is the ability to make a sextet sound like a miniature orchestra. Each player has their own sound, a feat in this day and age when there are literally thousands of clones out there. All of the playing here is a breath of fresh air.” – JSO Jazzscene Magazine, June 2013 The […]Read more "Modern Jazz"