Performing original compositions and unique arrangements of jazz classics, this quartet features some of the best exponents of jazz in the UK - David Newton (multi-award winning pianist), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Sebastiaan de Krom (drums) whose work together has encompassed Jamie Cullum and Michel Legrand. The last three albums have also featured special guest Martin Shaw (trumpet) and their 2012 CD ‘Joyriding’ won the British Jazz Award for Best CD in 2012. The quartet have been regular and highly popular visitors to the Island over the recent past, and the wonderful acoustics of the Methodist Church should suit this line-up perfectly.
Their album 'You’ve got to Dig It to Dig It, You Dig?' received a 5-star review in 'The Guardian' - "To get some idea of the sheer breadth of his accomplishment as a saxophonist, composer and bandleader, you should hear this. From smooth cool to groovy funk, to ingeniously recast standards, to one quite gorgeous ballad, the music fizzes with energy, even at its most restrained". Previous albums have featured Clark Tracey, Graham Harvey, Alec Dankworth and Jan Lundgren.