Hugh Pascall Quartet
Tuesday 17 May 2022 8pm
Hugh Pascall is an award-winning trumpet player and composer from a musical family, born in Nottingham in 1983. He studied at Royal Academy of Music on the jazz degree course with Gerard Presencer on a Full Entrance Scholarship, graduating in 2006 with a 1st class BMus (hons) and LRAM teaching diploma. He was the Academy’s 2005 Scott-Fulbritzer Prize Winner and one of the first Sir Elton John Scholarship holders, studying also at the Paris Conservatoire for one year as part of the Erasmus programme.
His 12 year professional career as a trumpet player and composer has taken him around the world, working with a great variety of artists and productions. He is currently recording and performing with ensembles such as The Last Poets, The David Ferris Septet, The E17 Large Ensemble and The Birmingham Jazz Orchestra.
Hugh brings his new quartet to Fougou Jazz, Hugh Pascall – Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Liam Dunachie – Piano / Rhodes, Oli Hayhurst – Bass, Jay Davis – Drums playing a mix of originals and reworked jazz standards.
“An outstanding soloist” – London Jazz News
“Exemplary hard bop” – Jazz Journal
“The most beautiful, elegant and melodic delivery I know” – London Jazz News
“Pascall impresses with fluent, lyrical solos that unfold gradually and gracefully” – The Jazzmann