After performing his suite for octet inspired by Gamelan for the 2016 Lancaster Youth Jazz Commission, Billy Marrows returns to the festival with his guitar led quartet of in-demand young musicians. Blurring the lines between composition and improvisation, they combine emotive melodies and harmonies with deep but quirky grooves. There is an emphasis on small group interaction they approach the material in an open ended and spontaneous way. Billy's writing has been described as 'fresh and unpredictable’ by Jazzwise magazine where he was listed as one to watch in 2017.
BILLY MARROWS, guitar / RUPERT COX, piano / JOE DOWNARD, bass / BEN BROWN, drums