San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“A formidable saxophonist... he’s an improviser to his fingertips, a player of forceful imagination, and one of the UK’s most distinctive saxophonists.” The Guardian
A UK jazz saxophonist/composer who has been based in London for over 25 years, Ed works in the UK and internationally on a wide range of his own projects and collaborations. His group in 1987 were the first band to play at the old Jazz Cafe on Newington Green and Ed was a regular performer on the emerging Acid Jazz scene at clubs such as The Wag and Dingwalls.
In 1991 he formed a new quartet with Jonathan Gee on piano, Wayne Batchelor on double bass and Brian Abrahams on drums. They recorded Pipers Tales in 1991. From 1995–2004 his main ongoing 'solo' project was a quintet (featuring Byron Wallen on trumpet, Jonathan Gee on piano, Geoff Gascoyne on double bass and Winston Clifford on drums) with which he has recorded Out Here. In 1997 Finnish Trumpeter Mika Myllari joined the band for the first of many collaborations and recorded Seven Moments.
Ed’s experience as a sideman reflects his diverse interests. Over the past decade he has performed with U.S jazz musicians George Benson, Dianne Reeves, Charles Earland, Horace Silver, Clifford Jarvis and Dr Lonnie Smith. In the UK he has appeared with Dick Heckstall-Smith, John Stevens, District Six, Evan Parker, Jason Rebello, Orphey Robinson, Claire Martin, Don Weller, Byron Wallen, Tim Richard's Great Spirit, Damon Brown, Monk Liberation Front, Jonathan Gee and Steve Plews' Ascension and Paisean bands. As a session musician he has worked with amongst others Chaka Khan, D'Angelo, Herbie Hancock (Headhunters), Omar, Aswad, Tina Turner, Caleen Anderson, Alison Moyet, Philip Bailey, Bootsy Collins, Kid Creole, Mori Kante, Maysa and Terry Callier, and has long standing connections to jazz crossover projects US3 (1992-) and Incognito (1995-), having been a regular band member of both.
“The vigorous, sometimes downright volcanic tenor sound of Ed Jones has long been one of the great live delights of British Jazz. His barnstorming ‘terrier with a rat’ approach raises the music's temperature whenever he solos.” Jazzwise
“One of the most fluent and forceful saxophonists in Europe.” Evening Standard
“One of Europe's most exciting and innovative bandleaders.” BBC Music Magazine
with JUST EAST: Neil Angilley: keys • Phl Scragg: bass • Jeremy Shoham: sax • Rick Finlay: drums
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There is on-street parking in the roads round the pub.
Colindale underground station (Northern Line) is a short walk away.
Can I pay on the night?
Yes, for those who haven't pre-booked there is a collection at the interval (although you won't be entitled to the discount on meals). We do expect you to contribute the normal admission fee unless you qualify for a concessionary rate…
Are there any concessions?
Students and unwaged can turn up on the night and pay whatever you like (or even nothing). We want you to be able to enjoy the music, and maybe you'll come back and pay the full admission in better times…
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Don't hesitate to call Rick at Just East of Jazz on 020 8361 0265 for questions about the gig.
For queries about the pub — food, drink, access and so on, call the guv'nor Em on 020 8200 0032.
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Just East of Jazz
Just East of Jazz is the record label and management partnership for the band Just East, the band that used to be called Just East of Jazz. Glad we got that cleared up.
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Chandos Arms Jazz Colindale