Rob Luft Quintet
with Amica String Quartet
Saturday 21st Nov 2020
Free to view and streaming online at Mixcloud
Time: 9:15 - 10:15pm
"Guitar virtuoso makes enticingly vivacious debut” The Guardian
“So young and so talented!” Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2
"...a singular talent, a fluent improviser and a composer of catchy, earthy, infectiously upbeat tunes. There are echoes of west African high-life, English folk, indie rock and various strands of contemporary jazz, but Luft’s sound is joyously original, robust and in-your-face...” The Irish Times
The Rob Luft Quintet plays Luft’s original compositions from Rob’s first two albums on Edition Records, “Riser” & “Life is the Dancer”. The project brings together English, Scottish & Welsh musicians each drawing upon their own influences, which adds many colours to the project: Celtic folk, West African high-life, indie rock & various strands of contemporary jazz.
Rob Luft - Guitar
Joe Wright - Tenor Saxophone
Joe Webb - Piano/Keyboard
Tom McCredie - Bass Guitar
Corrie Dick - Drums/Percussion
The Amika String Quartet is formed of Laura Senior & Simmy Singh on violins, Lucy Nolan (viola) & Peggy Nolan (cello). Brought together by a desire to try something different, the four RNCM graduates use the amazing medium of the string quartet to explore new sound-worlds and to bridge the gap between the classical and jazz worlds. Past performances have include appearances at the Manchester Jazz Festival, Chorlton Arts Festival the London Jazz Festival, and many more.