The Matt Carter Septet
Sunday 5th June 2022
Doors at 6.30pm
Music at 7.30pm
at the Teign Corinthian Yacht Club.
Matt Carter is a good friend of the club, having played for us over many years when growing up. Last year, after graduating from the Royal Academy of Music, he returned triumphantly for a memorable and sold out trio set, blowing our 2021 cobwebs away to open our current series of events at the Yacht Club. He is now a much in demand London based jazz and session musician, booked for tours with big name bands.
Matt’s unrivalled pianistic skills are matched by his arranging and composing which are on show in this all star band, formed during his first year at the Academy. In 2019 this band packed out the former Bronx bar (a rare feat in those days), and we fully expect the same this time as they pass us on their tour. They have previously performed at many of the country’s leading jazz venues, and this year will be going into the recording studio to record an album. The line-up features some of the country’s best young jazz musicians, playing a dynamic array of original compositions and arrangements of Great American Songbook standards.
Matt’s writing has been compared to Marty Paich, and he is heavily influenced by West coast jazz from the 50’s and 60’s. Expect swinging soli sections, and dynamic solos from this young and extremely talented line-up.
The band is also running a workshop from 4-6pm for young and aspiring musicians, in conjunction with Sam Massey, DYJO and the South Devon Youth Jazz project. Tickets for the workshop are available separately or with the evening entertainment (we recommend musicians and parents book both together so as not to miss out).
Piano – Matt Carter
Bass – Joe Lee
Drums – Luke Tomlinson
Trumpet – George Jefford
Tenor sax – Jonny Ford
Alto sax – Tom Smith
Trombone – Harry Maund
Tickets are available online here. In due course they will be available from Regent’s Style barbers, Teignmouth.
We advise booking early as we tend to sell out 2 or more weeks in advance.