Tuesday, 14 February, 2012

8.30 - 11.00pm
£6 on the door

Geoff Mason Quintet

Born in London, Geoff Mason studied trombone at London College of Music before moving on to join the regimental band of the Coldstream Guards. He played with the band for twelve years, during which time he toured Japan, Australia and America. Jo Fooks hails from Edinburgh where she won “Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year” before studying saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and then Berklee School of Music in Boston. After recording her debut album 'Here and Now!', the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited her to join his eight-piece band. "Jo Fooks confirmed my initial impression that she’s a seriously undervalued player with a fully ripened sound of her own and mature fluency..that she’s come so far while remaining largely unknown sets the mind boggling uncontrollably" - Humphrey Lyttelton.