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Matt Wates Sextet

June 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


A firm believer that music should regain the swingy melody it once held, Matt leads his sextet with seamless harmony, delivering perfect jazz notes with humour and evident pleasure. As he says: “In style, the sextet certainly resembles many of the great small bands of the 50s and 60s, such as those of Horace Silver and Art Blakey. We take inspiration from the past, but we are not trying to replicate it, merely to add in a small way to the music for which we have the deepest respect and love”

“In general, I am trying to put back into the music some of the things that I feel have got lost over the years: melody, swing, and the idea that a band should not be just a battleground of egos. Above all, I maintain that jazz should be fun to listen to as well as to perform.”

And with this band it certainly is! Advance booking highly recommended

“A seriously good band containing six of Britain’s finest jazz musicians, regardless of age or style”
Dave Gelly, The Observer


June 12
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Guildford Jazz


The Pavilion, Guildford Rugby Club
Guildford Road
Godalming, Surrey GU7 3DH United Kingdom
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