Michael Janisch and Peter Zimmer Quintet with Joel Frahm

Michael Janisch and Peter Zimmer Quintet with Joel Frahm

US saxophonist Joel Frahm joins bassist Michael Janisch and drummer Pete Zimmer, alongside Jim Hart on vibes and Alex Garnett on sax. Rooted in hard bop, albeit shaded with modern harmonies, the quintet has gained success both in the US and UK.

Michael Janisch

“One of the UK’s most exciting new Improvisers with percussive, Mingus-like power”
The Guardian

American Michael Janisch has been in London since 2005. Playing both acoustic and electric bass guitar, he is renowned as a jazz player but has used his versatile talent to apply himself to a number of genres from classical to soul and R&B.

A veteran of the Boston Jazz scene, Janisch also has performances at Blue Note, Carnegie Hall and The Hollywood Bowl under his belt, as well as a stint playing in a Jazz Philharmonic Orchestra at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles. In the UK, he has performed alongside some of the country’s jazz greats, such as Tommy Smith, Jason Rebello, Tony Kofi, Gerard Precenser and Christine Tobin, as well as some of the most exciting emerging talents: Gwilym Simcock, Jim Hart, and Rich Mix resident Soweto Kinch.

In 2007 he was awarded “Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award” by the Worshipful Company of Musicians.

Peter Zimmer

US resident Peter Zimmer has received world-wide acclaim for his work as a jazz drummer, composer, bandleader and producer as well the production of his record label – Tippin’ Records.

After having studied at the Conservatory of Music in Boston, Zimmer made a name for himself on the prestigious New York Jazz scene. He has performed alongside a host of renowned jazz musicians including George Garzone, Jeremy Pelt, Michael Rodriguez, Toru Dodo, Avi Rothbard, David Wong, John Sullivan and Dennis Irwin. He has appeared at a number of world famous jazz clubs in the US – Cornelia Street Café, Fat Cat, Smalls Jazz Club, Blue Note and Iridium to name a few – as well as some of London’s top jazz venues.

Joel Frahm

Recently declared a Rising Star in the category of tenor saxophone by Downbeat Magazine critics’ poll, Joel Frahm is also known for his original compositions and lyricism. In 2007 he recorded the album We Used to Dance with members of Stan Getz’s legendary quartet: Kenny Barron, Rufus Reid and Victor Lewis.

He 20 year career has seen him work with a number of renowned jazz musicians including Jane Monheit, Brad Mehldau, Maynard Ferguson, Betty Carter, Matt Wilson, Larry Goldings and Dewey Redman. Influences include saxophonists Wayne Shorter, Bob Berg and Charlie Parker as well as Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Horace Silver and Miles Davis.

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