Saxophonist Matt Telfer, takes you on a humorous and heart felt journey of the very best in jazzy blues with his talented band, Them Dirty Blues.This five piece takes it's name from the breath-taking 1960 album by The Cannonball Adderley Quintet, paying homage to the rich and lyrical variations that Jazz Blues has to offer while touching on it's Gospel origins.
You’ll be hearing arrangements of jazz blues standards from, of course, the one and only Cannonball Adderley, Wes Montgomery and Bobby Timmons.
With a stellar line up including Ronnie Scott’s resident trumpeter Andy Davis and British Jazz Award winning guitarist Nigel Price, expect to be bowled over by the fierce organ of Andy Nobel and lock-in to the swinging drums of Sophie Alloway. Enjoy an evening of high energy, good humour and some awfully dirty blues!
'A fantastic live gig. Top notch musicians who clearly love their work'
Dave from Brixton
'An incredible live show full of raging blues solos, thumping arrangements and hilarious band humour'
Them Dirty Blues
Band leader and saxophone player Matt Telfer has been an active member of the London music scene for the last 25 years.
Originally from Stratford upon Avon, Matt moved to London in 2000 to pursue his musical passion and further his musical studies. Matt has since studied with Phil Woods, Tim Garland and Bob Mintzer.
Matt has played many of the UK's great venues and festivals including, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express, Jazz Cafe, Love Supreme Festival, Canary Wharf Jazz Festival and Ealing Jazz Festival.
Matt's other projects include Blakey's Boys and
The Blues Messengers Collective. Matt is endorsed
by Yanagisawa Saxophones and Vandoren Reeds.
Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business.
Musically, his blend of flowing bebop lines, deep blues sensibility and his mastery of chording continue to delight audiences and fellow musicians alike. His career highlights include a support show for Gladys Knight at The Royal Albert Hall and an appearance on Van Morrison’s recent album Keep Me Singing.
Andy Davies is an award winning trumpet player and the host of the prestigious Ronnie Scotts jazz jam session.
In addition to his musical talents, Andy also regularly works in Film, TV & Radio. His voice can be heard introducing your favourite cartoons on Cartoon Network as well as presenting for BBC, MTV, Channel 5 & other media campaigns. He’s voiced the youtube puppet sensation, Toony (Cartoon Network) As an actor, he played the role of Chet Baker in the play, “Speedball”.
Sophie Alloway is a freelance drummer, based in London, working in a variety of musical settings for a wide range of artists.
She played drums for rapper Roots Manuva for two years; touring the UK, Australia and New Zealand with him. As well as appearing on Later With Jools Holland, Mercury Music Prize and BBC Introducing she has played top festivals including Glastonbury, Hop Farm, and Bestival.
Andy Noble, originally from Australia now residing in London since 2004. Performing across town with a variety of jazz groove and Latin projects.
During his time he has performed with saxophonist Derek Nash, Roberto Manzin, Renato D'Aiello, Christian Brewer, Simon Spillet, Ed Jones, Toni Kofi and Gary Plumey, conger Robin Jones, Guitarists Jim Mullen and Carl Orr, singer Ola Onabul.
He has also performed at Edinburgh Fringe Fest, London Jazz Festival, Royal Albert Hall, Goodwood Fest of speed, The British Jazz Fest, Music live at Birmingham NEC, All out Guitar Fest, Marlborough Jazz Fest, The Teignmouth Jazz Fest and The Isle of Wight Int. Jazz Festival.
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Tony Kofi is a British Jazz multi-instrumentalist born of Ghanaian parents, a player of the Alto, Baritone, Soprano, Tenor saxophones and flute. Having 'cut his teeth' in the “Jazz Warriors” of the early 90’s, award-winning saxophonist Tony Kofi has gone on to establish himself as a musician, teacher and composer of some authority.
As well as performing and recording with Gary Crosby's “NuTroop” and “Jazz Jamaica”, Tony’s playing has also been a feature of many bands and artists he has worked/recorded with include “US-3” The World Saxophone Quartet, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Eddie Henderson, The David Murray Big Band, Sam Rivers Rivbe Big band, Andrew Hill Big Band, Abdullah Ibrahim, Macy Graya and Julian Joseph Big Band.