Gig Details

Friday 8 February. 20:00 – 22:30.

At Crookes Social Club

Full £15, Concessions £12, Student with NUS card £8, 15 – 18 year olds £3, Under 15s Free. CASH ONLY on door.

Advance tickets available from at the same net price as on the door.

Duncan Eagles: sax; Matt Robinson: piano; Max Luthert: bass; Dave Hamblett: drums

 Duncan Eagles “is fast becoming one of the most exciting players emerging on the UK jazz scene” (Jazzwise) and comes to Sheffield as part of a UK tour to promote his new album ‘Citizen’. This is Duncan’s debut album following a string of highly praised releases with UK group Partikel “one of the most exciting trios in improvised music” (Jazz Podium).

Duncan began his musical journey on the piano studying classical music before picking up the saxophone aged 16. He quickly began performing around London and went on to study at Trinity College of Music where he received the Spike Robinson Saxophone Scholarship whilst in his first year of study. Composing is something that Duncan was drawn towards very early on so he formed his first band, Partikel who have released four albums to date, their second, third and fourth albums “Cohesion”, “String Theory” and Counteraction being signed on one of the world’s most exciting labels, Whirlwind Recordings, and have been met with praise from the UK, European and USA press, Cohesion being hailed as one of the top 10 releases of 2012 according to renowned critic Kevin LeGendre and String Theory making it into the European Jazz Network Charts and also the Daily Telegraph’s best albums of 2015 . In 2017 they were nominated for a Parliamentary Jazz Award in the category of “Best Jazz Ensemble” alongside Phronesis and Binker and Moses.

Now with his fifth studio album and debut as a leader he is working with USA label Ropeadope joining a roster that includes the likes of Christian Scott, Logan Richardson and Aaron Parks. This latest statement reflects on the experiences and atmospheres he has witnessed over the past few years on his travels around the globe. Recorded in Kent and mixed at London’s Abbey Road studios the album contains a set of exciting, melodic, spontaneous and highly personal music.

“Eagles is one of the most exciting tenor saxophonists to appear on the UK scene since Denys Baptiste first emerged” …Marlbank

 “Eagles is fast becoming one of the most exciting players emerging on the UK jazz scene” …Mike Flynn, Jazzwise

 “Saxophonist Duncan Eagles holds the stage with his attractively dry tone, sharpness and the urgent ferocity of his tenor improvising” …John Fordham, The Guardian

 “Eagles’ tone on his various horns achieves an impressive blend of colours and dynamics. His compositions and arrangements, embracing sinuous, sinewy elegance, spiky funk and languid ballads, repay close attention.”…BBC Music Magazine

 “In Duncan Eagles we have a young tenor / soprano saxist, a mere 25, who has listened and absorbed the past. His tone on tenor brings to mind Stan Getz, it’s simply sublime, yet his ideas are very much entrenched in the jazz of today and tomorrow.” …BeBop Spoken Here

 “He has an impressively large and rounded tone, but is also a highly expressive soloist”… Ian Mann