• SBQ at The Spotted Dog, Birmingham

  • Tue, 30-06-2020 at 20:00
  • The Spotted Dog
    104 Warwick Street
    B12 0NH Birmingham
SBQ at The Spotted Dog, Birmingham - The Spotted Dog - Birmingham

Described in Jazzwise Magazine as evoking a “Metheny-esque lyricism”, guitarist Steve Banks has assembled a brand new quintet featuring musicians from the forefront of UK jazz. Based in Bristol, Steve’s captivating style and versatility has kept him much in demand. He has recently recorded and performed with Sara Colman, Greg Cordez and We Are Leif amongst many others. With the Quintet, his first project as leader, he debuts his own original compositions encompassing deep contemporary grooves, Brazilian and swing influences, lush harmonies and memorable melodic hooks. The rich and dynamic musical landscapes created by the quintet are redolent of The Impossible Gentlemen, Maria Schneider, Fred Hersch and Bill Frisell, providing a showcase for Steve’s expressive, resonant and distinctive voice. Steve Banks Quintet are: Steve Banks – electric guitarRebecca Nash – keyboardNick Dover – saxophoneJules Jackson – bassMark Whitlam – drums “A remarkable guitarist”Fringe Jazz “Steve’s melodies were accessible showcases for the band’s collective and individual talents across a range of moods”Bristol 247 (live review) “Steve Banks brings a crisp lyricism that mimics Colman’s flight patterns then deviates in fascinating directions”Dave Sumner, Best of jazz on Bandcamp(Sara Colman’s What We’re Made Of)