". . . nor is Hannah found wanting when playing other people’s songs – she does them justice without treading on the toes or riding on the backs of the original versions."
- Bebop Spoken Here
“The funk is real, and it is evident on the opening track Keep Walking."
- The Jazz World
“The leader shows an admirable fluency on both tenor and baritone saxophones . . . Horton’s version of Nardis is up there with the best of them."
- The JazzMann
Sunday, February 27th, 2022
Hannah Horton Quartet
“Hannah Horton blows funky tenor, gutsy baritone and can write a good tune," wrote Bebop Spoken Here on her latest release, Inside Out, while Jazzwise said "there’s bold and gritty playing, on both baritone and tenor sax."
A rising star on the UK jazz scene, saxophonist Hannah’s music is rooted in jazz, funk and folk. Honest and authentic, she connects with her audience naturally, both through her personal warmth and her engaging musicianship.
Her saxes are Hannah's creative voice, drawing her audience in with emotion, making them smile with positive vibes and tapping their feet throughout her set!
For the follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2012 release, Forget Me Not, Hannah has produced a carefully curated selection of her own compositions for Inside Out, alongside several iconic songs that she holds close to her heart. The result is an intriguing and diverse show that strikes the perfect balance between exciting new music and timeless classics, such as Bill Evans' Nardis and Jimmy Rowles' The Peacocks.
Hannah’s fellow band members are a vibrant and energised trio comprising John Crawford (last here with Shirley Smart), Rob Statham and Nic France. The synergy between these razor-sharp musicians is a must-see.
As well as fronting her own group, Hannah has performed with many great jazz artists, including the late Amy Winehouse, Ian Shaw, John Etheridge, Tina May, Georgia Mancio, Polly Gibbons, Natalie Williams, Esther Bennett and Irene Serra.
Hannah Horton (Tenor/Baritone Saxophones), John Crawford (Piano), Rob Statham (Electric Bass), Nic France (Drums/Percussion).
"There is nothing esoteric about this album – it will appeal to a huge range of people. It is an album without flaw and one which it felt a privilege to review." - Jazz Views
"Probably the biggest surprise comes in the form of a version
of Feed the Birds,
from Mary Poppins, which is given a transformative groove."
“The playing on Peacocks is absorbing, emotive, delicate, and utterly compelling."
- Jazz Talks
Tickets: £16 / £14 Concessions. Students £6 (+ Booking Fee)
Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm