Brandon Allen Quartet – The Stanley Turrentine Project

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Brandon Allen Quartet – The Stanley Turrentine Project

4 November @ 8:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Brandon Allen Quartet – The Stanley Turrentine Project

4 November 2022 at Crookes Social Club
8.00 – 10.45 pm, doors open 7.20 pm

Brandon Allen: tenor saxophone 
Will Barry: piano
Conor Chaplin: bass
David Ingamells: drums

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Exciting tenor saxophonist Brandon Allen’s latest project celebrates one of his great influences, the late soulful, hard blowing American tenor player Stanley Turrentine.  It’s a homage to Turrentine’s trademark sound which blended bop with rhythm and blues, capturing the spirit and exploring the stylistic changes that occurred throughout his career. This top notch band, with the superb Will Barry on piano, will focus on Turrentine’s recordings on the Blue Note and CTI labels and some of his reimagined versions of rock/pop hits of the 60’s and 70’s. Expect soulful expressive saxophone playing accompanied by a hard swinging and funky rhythm section.

“This was a performance full of energy and brio with all four musicians right on top of their game and impressing both individually and collectively” – the review of live performance of the Stanley Turrentine project

Originally from Australia, saxophonist, composer and arranger Brandon Allen relocated to London in 2000. A composer of music for Film, TV and production music his distinctive saxophone sound has been featured on film soundtracks including “Alfie”(2004) and “The Look of Love” (2013). His other projects have included the ‘Gene Ammons Project’ and ’Misterioso Quartet’, performing new interpretations of Thelonious Monk’s music. The ‘Stanley Turrentine Project’ came about because of a deep admiration and respect for the saxophonist’s musical approach and output. A major artist on Blue Note Records he was renowned for his distinctively thick, rippling tone, an earthy grounding in the blues and his ability to work a groove with soul and imagination. Sideman to the likes of Ray Charles, Max Roach and Earl Bostic; he’s best known as leader of his own groups, for his Blue Note soul-jazz jams of the ’60s and his Jazz-Fusion period in the early ’70s.

“Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition” – Tony Hall, Jazzwise

Will Barry is a graduate from the Royal Academy and was winner of the Musicians’ Company Jazz Young Musician Award in 2017. He has played with many UK jazz greats including Mark Lockheart, Stan Sulzmann, Clark Tracey and Jean Toussaint and is part of numerous projects, including Phronesis bassist Jasper Høiby’s group ‘Fellow Creatures’ and Rachael Cohen’s band with whom he has previously appeared in Sheffield. Whilst living in Spain Will appeared with numerous Spanish and Cuban musicians and recorded at the Berklee College campus in Valencia.

“…sensitive and fluid – a beautiful sound”… – Chucho Valdés

Conor Chaplin has become one of the younger stalwarts of the London jazz scene. Best known as part of Mercury Prize nominated group Dinosaur he has toured extensively performing with diverse artists including Kit Downes, Marius Neset, Bobo Stenson, Billy Cobham, Jacob Collier, Julian Siegel, Ivo Neame, Stan Sulzmann and Bobby Wellins.

David Ingamells has established himself as one of the most versatile jazz drummers of his generation. He is the drummer for Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three and Helena Kay’s KIM Trio with whom he has toured and recorded and performs frequently with the London City Big Band, the Andrew Linham Orchestra, and the London Jazz Orchestra.

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Ticket Prices

Full – £16
Over 60s, disabled, unemployed – £14
Student with NUS card – £9
15 – 17 year olds – £4
Under 15s – Free

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4 November
8:00 pm - 10:45 pm
Event Category:


Sheffield Jazz


Crookes Social Club
Mulehouse Road, Sheffield, S10 1TD + Google Map
0114 266 0114