Peterborough Jazz Club: Vasilis Xenopoulos & Quentin Collins Quintet – ‘Five-Way Split’Fri 28 Jun 2024
Peterborough Jazz Club: Vasilis Xenopoulos & Quentin Collins Quintet – ‘Five-Way Split’
Five-Way Split is a new jointly-led band formed in 2020 featuring some of the finest contemporary bebop musicians in the UK. Five-Way Split is fronted by internationally renowned trumpet star Quentin Collins, Greek saxophone phenomenon Vasilis Xenopoulos and the golden touch of pianist Rob Barron. Added to this is virtuosic bassist Matyas Hofecker and rock-solid drummer Matt Home.
The band’s vision is to carry on the lineage of groups like Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as well mirroring the New York contemporary-bop scene. From this inspiration, the band presents a sound that respects the tradition of the hard-bop era whilst also bringing it up to date for today’s audience. With an extensive repertoire of carefully crafted and imaginative original compositions, along with hip, swinging material, Five-Way Split delivers a night of the best swinging and soulful music in town.