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Kieron Garrett Quintet ft. Vasilis Xenopoulos

Venue: Livermead Cliff Hotel, Seafront, Torbay Road, Torquay TQ2 6RQ
Doors 7.30pm Music 8.00pm This is a seated event. Seats are unallocated. Bar meals are available, ordering advised. Checkout their menu here

Thursday 3 October 2024 8pm
Livermead Cliff Hotel, Torquay

Venue: Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ
Doors 7.00pm Music 7.30pm This is a seated event. Seats are unallocated.

Friday 4 October 2024 7.30pm
Cygnet Theatre, Exeter

Saxophonist Vasilis Xenopolis with the Kieron Garrett Band live at Fougou Jazz.
A Fougou Music presentation

Saxophonist VASILIS XENOPOULOS is one of London’s most highly rated jazz saxophonists. He has worked with some of the best musicians of the International Jazz Scene as a band leader, a section leader and as a guest soloist. One of the finest Greek jazzmen of his generation, Vasilis Xenopoulos settled in London on completing his studies at Berklee College in Boston. He soon made an impact and in 2017 formed XPQ (the Vasilis/Price Quartet) with Nigel Price with whom he tours prolifically.

Rooted in the jazz tradition, this is music that’s eclectic, groove based and fundamentally melodic. Including elements of hard bop, Latin jazz, gospel and even folk, there are nods to Dexter Gordon, Stanley Turrentine, John Coltrane, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, McCoy Tyner and more besides. This is honest music full of emotion.

Kieron Garrett has long been an established pianist on the London jazz circuit, with 2 albums released under his own name The Kieron Garrett Quartet (KGQ) and several others with his project, Synthonic.
He has shared the stage with some of the finest jazz musicians in the UK, including Dave O’Higgins, Tony Kofi and Vasilis Xenopolous, at some of the most prestigious venues in the country, including Ronnie Scotts, 606 Club, Jazz Cafe and the Royal Albert Hall.

Line up: Vasilis Xenopoulos – saxophone, Kieron Garrett – keyboards, Mike Sayer – alto saxophone, Marcus Vergette – bass, Coach York – drums.

‘Old school warmth and modern-day dynamism.’- Jazzwise