26th April 2019

James Owston Quintet

With BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 Finalist James Owston – Double Bass,  Kai Chareunsy – Drums, Aidan Pope – Guitar, Lewis Sallows – Alto Sax, & Ashton Smith – Trumpet/Flugelhorn.

For the first time the James Wyatt Music Room played host to not just musicians from the recently appointed Royal Birmingham Conservatoire but also to these talented musicians, who are currently studying on their Jazz course.  They brought their own unique take on music ranging from traditional jazz to original compositions. Having given an afternoon concert to local schoolchildren it was eveident this Quintet knew how to work and improvise as a team. Their playing was carefully balanced within the unique accoustics of the music room and we were delighted that they had an encore ready to satisfy the audience with “more”!!!

A few responses…..

“Wonderful to have some top quality jazz in Devon. Let’s have more!”

“Great evening. Well done for supporting new  talent.”

“Good to hear some Jazz. Programme pitched just right”