Fleet Jazz Club

Matt Wates Sextet
Date: Tuesday 15th February
Doors: 7.15pm / Bar: 7:15pm / Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: £20 General Admission


Matt was born in London in 1964 and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1988. He has appeared with Bucky Pizzarelli, John Colianni, Humphrey Lyttelton, Georges Arvanitas, Helen Shapiro, Don Weller, Bobby Wellins, Dusko Goykovich, Duncan Lamont, Ian Shaw, Norma Winstone and Peter King

He has recorded with Paz, Roadside Picnic, Itchy Fingers, NYJO, the Michael Garrick Big Band, Sax Appeal and Jamie Cullum.

The Matt Wates Sextet has recorded eleven albums on the Audio-B label. Matt won the Rising Star award in the 1997 BT British Jazz Awards, and the Matt Wates Sextet won the Best Small Group award in 2001.

“ On style, the sextet certainly resembles many of the great small bands of the 50s and 60s, such as those of Horace Silver and Art Blakey. We take inspiration from the past, but we are not trying to replicate it, merely to add in a small way to the music for which we have the deepest respect and love.”
Matt Wates, Alto Saxophonist, Band Leader and Composer

” This is quite simply the best British band in years” – Steve Voce, Gramophone Jazz

” A great band, and a great evening out… don’t miss it!”



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