Neil Maya Quartet – The Dave Brubeck Project
Friday 18 May, 7.30pm, St Endellion Church
This superb quartet immerses you in the sounds of one of the world’s greatest jazz bands. The American pianist and composer Dave Brubeck did more than perhaps anyone to bring jazz into the popular mainstream. Now Neil Maya has put together a group of some of the finest musicians in the South West to reproduce authentically the best known Brubeck recordings such as ‘It’s a Raggy Waltz’, ‘Blue Rondo a la Turk’, ‘Unsquare Dance’ and of course ‘Take 5’.
Alongside the critically acclaimed Dave Brubeck Project, the quartet, featuring pianist Matt Carter, Nick Carter on drums, Kevin Sanders on double bass and Neil himself on saxophones, plays reworkings of jazz standards and their own well-loved compositions.
“Electrifying performance from a band that has everything – crisp melody lines and improvisation to match.“ Teignmouth Jazz Festival