The Gareth Lockrane Quintet
Gareth Lockrane is known around the world as one of the most accomplished, prolific, virtuosic and versatile jazz flautists, boasting an enviable resume full of accolades and awards. Tonight he is joined by Alex Garnett (Saxophone), Ross Stanley (Piano), Dave Whitford (Double Bass) and Tim Giles (Drums).
Lockrane boasts an enviable resume full of accolades and awards (he is one of the only non-American jazz artists to maintain a presence in the prestigious 'Downbeat Magazine Critic's Poll' in the 'Rising-Star Flautist' Category).
Equally skilled as a composer, Lockrane has a Masters Degree from the National Film and Television School, the UK's most prestigious university for Film Scoring and his musical output is incredible as he leads chamber trios, quartets, quintets, septets (for which he won a Parliamentary Jazz Award in the 'Best Album' category for his album No Messin), and even his acclaimed contemporary big band.
'Whirlwind Recordings have an impressive roster of contemporary UK Jazz but this stands out as a highlight.' 2012 'Album of the Year' MOJO Magazine ★★★★
“Lockrane's flute work is exceptional, combining a relaxed fluidity on the one hand with an acute adventurousness on the other...” (Peter Quinn, Jazzwise Magazine)
Gareth Lockrane: Flute
Alex Garnett: Saxophone
Ross Stanley: Piano
Dave Whitford: Double Bass
Tim Giles: Drums