The Ben Crosland Quartet
We’re delighted to announce that HullJazz is back for a brief summer season with a new home at well-known local music venue The Springhead, Anlaby. They’re presenting this show as a preview to the July Hull Jazz Festival.
The Quartet, led by bassist Ben Crosland, features Rod Mason (saxophones), Jez Platt (piano) and Dave Tyas (drums), all leading figures on the northern jazz scene. Each member of the band is a leader in his own right and this relaxed joining of kindred spirits produces an open, mature and energetic performance in which there are no conflicting egos, only a desire to enjoy each other’s company, play good music and entertain.
The band will perform material by contemporary composers including Jaco Pastorius, Mike Mainieri and Don Grolnick as well as originals penned by Crosland and Platt, together with the occasional standard freshly realised.
‘Excellent northern bassist/bandleader’ The Guardian