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Excited to be bringing my new 4tet to Norwich Jazz Weekender (29th August at 2pm)
I've got a great line-up for this event including BBC Young Jazz Musician Finalist Tom Smith (Saxes), Owen Morgan (Acoustic & Electric Bass) and Ed Dunlop (Drums).
Guitarist Nick Fitch leads his new band, the Nick Fitch 4tet; featuring saxophonist & BBC Young Jazz Musician Finalist Tom Smith, Bassist Owen Morgan and drummer Ed Dunlop. Playing a brand new set of arrangements and originals, Nick and the band have included pieces by Joe Henderson, Horace Silver, Chick Corea, Chris Potter and Herbie Hancock.
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BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2014 finalist Tom Smith is a jazz saxophonist and composer now studying at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London. Described by genius innovator Django Bates as 'Passionate, punchy, and joyful... a young nutter!' and by saxophonist Soweto Kinch as having ‘Technically outstanding abilities and a punchy, soulful tone’, Tom is starting to make a name for himself on the UK scene as an emerging young talent.
He runs a number of his own bands (notably his septet) which he writes and arranges for as well as being part of other ensembles including the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and has had the opportunity to play with some of the UK’s best musicians, including Stan Sulzmann, Peter King, Gwilym Simcock, James Maddren and Gareth Lockrane.
Owen Morgan has been a much in demand bass player in East Anglia and beyond for the past ten years. He has played with almost every jazz player and venue in the area as well as travelling further afield to perform in a wide variety of groups and situations, including with legendary altoist Pete King, pianist Steve Melling, vocalist Tina May, Indian classical singer Amit Chaudhuri, Mercury prize nominated folk musician Fionn Regan and many others. He also plays with many of the orchestras of the local area including the Norwich Philharmonic and the Norwich Mozart Orchestra and has worked on projects with the Britain Symphonia, as well as maintaining a side career as an in demand audio engineer and producer.
Ed Dunlop was born in Belfast in 1995 and studied drums and percussion at the City of Belfast School of Music. He has performed across Ireland and Europe with artists including the Ulster Youth Jazz Orchestra, Linley Hamilton, Rick Swann and AJ Brown. In September 2014 he moved to London to study on the Royal Academy of Music jazz course.