Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Gary Willcox Quartet - The Archduke

Gary Willcox
Gary Willcox Quartet
Gary Willcox - drums
Stephen Main - saxophone
Ross Stanley - piano
Oli Hayhurst - bass

Ross Stanley
Date - 3rd February 2018
Venue - The Archduke, Waterloo, London, UK
Gary Wilcox Qrt on YouTube HERE

Future performance
14th July 2018 - Gary Willcox Qrt. at Swanage Jazz Fest

Oli Hayhurst
The Gary Willcox Quartet has been playing together since 2008. Each member has developed strong individuality and profile through years of experience playing with many of the UK’s leading jazz/folk artists (Iain Ballamy, Gilad Atzmon, Bobby Wellins, Brian Finnegan, Ian Shaw). They play a mixture of original material & material of some of the masters of the idiom (e.g. Charlie Parker / Wayne Shorter) , arranged for the band’s own purposes.

“A versatile band with a rich, emotive sound: three powerful yet thoughtful soloists propelled by a lively, rustling drummer, playing open, attractively airy music imbued with just the right mix of punch and wistfulness.”
Chris Parker


Stephen Main
Born in 1972 and from Shepperton, Middx, Gary Willcox started playing the drums when he was 10 years old, with encouragement from his father, himself a musician. He quickly became fascinated with the great jazz drummers Buddy Rich, Max Roach & Art Blakey and through them discovered the whole world of Jazz. In 1988 Gary started formal drum studies with renowned drum kit teacher Trevor Tomkins. Gary went on to study orchestral percussion at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Gary has been playing around UK & European jazz scene since the mid ’90’s, performing with the likes of Jim Mullen, Ian Shaw, Chris Batchelor, Chris Biscoe, Iain Ballamy, Alex Garnett.

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