"One of today's most innovative drummers."

- Bebop Spoken Here

"Great musicians, who are completely in the zone, coming together to make great music.

Jeff Williams relies on his many years

of performing to deliver an outstanding performance."

- Jazz Journal

". . . animated, melodic percussion language, punchy original themes, and space for gifted soloists."

- Jazzwise

"A fine live document of Jeff Williams' latter day compositional prowess in the hands of a young expert quartet."

- All About Jazz

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Tickets

Sunday, March 12th, 2023

Jeff Williams Quartet

"Williams' sharp compositions and his tricky and assertive swing feel should be just as appreciated today as his work with Dave Liebman and Stan Getz was in the '70s." - Downbeat.

"Williams' compositions give his band a wonderfully diverse span of moods and colours to work with, and they rise to each occasion magnificently." - Rough Trade

Ohio native Jeff Williams taught himself to play the drums at the age of seven and has performed professionally from his mid-teens. He cut his teeth playing with artists such as Stan Getz and Dave Liebman in the febrile atmosphere of 70s New York, when creative music was still absorbing the musical ideas of Thelonius Monk, Max Roach, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other forward-thinking 50s/60s innovators.

 

Jeff's also worked and recorded with Marc Copland, Lee Konitz, Joe LovanoRichie Beirach and many more during a career spanning four decades.

 

London is now Jeff's second home and his free-ranging creativity, both as a drummer and as a composer, coupled with his dedication as a teacher and bearer of the tradition, has embedded him deep into the UK scene.

Since signing to Whirlwind Records, Jeff has produced music that possesses power, wit, imagination, musicality and great swing. He writes to the strength of his band and they ensure it sounds vital.

 

Jeff's latest release, Road Tales (his sixth for Whirlwind), features an all-star cast of collaborators - altoist John O’Gallagher and Josh Arcoleo on tenor making a ferocious twin-horn frontline and virtuoso bassist Sam Lasserson completing the rhythm section. 

John O’Gallagher (Alto Saxophone), Josh Arcoleo (Tenor Saxophone), Sam Lasserson (Double Bass), Jeff Williams (Drums).

"There’s a real chemistry between

the group members,

and the performance

is delivered with

real intensity and dynamism and a genuine spirit of musical adventure."

- The JazzMann

"There’s a real chemistry between

the group members

. . . the performance

is delivered with real intensity and dynamism and a genuine spirit of musical adventure."

- The JazzMann

"It's a belter for those who like their jazz to be near the cutting edge of things . . . free without being frightening."

- Bebop Spoken Here

Tickets: £16 / £15 Concessions. Students £6

Doors: 7.00pm. 1st Set: 7.30pm

Sunday, March 4th