Chris Batchelor – trumpet
Julian Seigel – tenor and soprano saxophones and bass clarinet
Gene Calderazzo – drums
Steve Watts – bass
Simon Purcell – piano

Simon Purcell Quintet at Ronnie Scott’s, June 2010

This is a quintet of old friends and musical associates. Having collaborated together at the Glamorgan Jazz Summer School for many years, Simon has convened this group of musicians to explore new compositions. The music explores more open forms and while musicians hate comparisons, the music lies somewhere between Miles, Wayne Shorter and Dave Douglas.

Simon’s own playing embodies the influences of pianists who formed much of the the jazz vocabulary such as Bud Powell, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea and McCoy Tyner, as well as the British pianists John Taylor and Pete Saberton whom he sites as major influences.

For further information – please phone or email
Simon Purcell, on 0044 208 257 0708 or

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