Deschanel Gordon/Alex Hitchcock Quintet plus Threes up Organ trio

21 Oct 2021
7:45 pm
The Jazz Sanctuary

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"the piano man to watch…Deschanel Gordon” London Jazz News

Alex Hitchcock "An incredible saxophonist, with something very unique and original to say"’ Walter smith III

  • Deschanel Gordon - Piano
  • Alex Hitchcock - Tenor Sax
  • Midori Jaeger - Cello & vocals
  • Ferg Ireland - Bass
  • Shane Forbes - drums

Winner of BBC Young Jazz Musician 2020, 22 year old pianist Deschanel Gordon grew up attending youth programmes such as Hackney Creative Jazz Ensemble and The Julian Joseph Jazz Academy. Aged 10, he was inspired by watching videos of Oscar Peterson which ignited his love of jazz and he switch from classical to jazz piano training.

One of the brightest prospects of his generation, Gordon has worked with the likes of Mark Kavuma, Cassie Kinoshi’s SEED Ensemble and US-born singer Judi Jackson.

London-born saxophonist Alex Hitchcock is regarded as one of the UK’s most virtuosic young jazz musicians. His group AuB, which released its debut album on Edition Records in 2020, was described as ‘ready to make cataclysmic waves in the sound of UK jazz’ by Jazzwise.

His quintet’s critically acclaimed 2018 debut on Barcelona-based label Fresh Sound New Talent (home to debuts by artists including Ambrose Akinmusire and Avishai Cohen) was described by All About Jazz as ‘an exquisitely subtle collection of tunes… the clearest indicator to date of the stratospheric trajectory on which this super-talented quintet is indubitably heading’. Their increasingly burgeoning reputation on the international jazz stage was confirmed by a major prize at the 2018 Umbria Jazz Festival, as well as touring to Poland, Spain, Italy and Hungary and performances at legendary UK venues including Love Supreme Festival, the Royal Albert Hall and Ronnie Scott’s.

Threes Up Organ Trio ft. Rory Ingham

"Trombonist Rory Ingham is a young man on the way up - excellent musicianship, swagger and a winning can-do attitude" Paul Pace Jazzwise

  • Rory Ingham - Trombone
  • Matt Carter - Organ
  • Luke Tomlinson - drums

Born and raised in Yorkshire, England via Fife, Scotland, Rory is now based in London having graduated from Royal Academy of Music with first class honours. He has played with internationally-acclaimed musicians such as Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Elliot Mason, Ingrid Jensen, Dennis Rollins, Newton Faulkner, Claire Martin, Alan Barnes, Liane Carroll, Dave Douglas, Evan Parker and Dave Liebman. He has also played with many ensembles including BBC Big Band, Mike Gibbs Big Band, Guy Barker Big Band, Syd Lawrence Orchestra, Whirlwind Recordings Jazz Orchestra, Claire Teal Mini Big Band, London Concert Orchestra and Jonny Mansfield’s Elftet. He has performed at prestigious venues/festivals across Europe, including Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Jamboree (Barcelona) and the Royal Albert Hall, where he was a featured soloist.

Early bird tickets £15 until Oct 10th, thereafter £18 (excludes booking fee)

Doors and bar open at 7pm

First Set 7:45pm

A full table service for food and drinks is available throughout the evening

See you there!


Covid precautions - mask wearing is optional. Hand sanitising is available on entry, at the bar and in the toilets. If you wish to track and trace you may do so at the bar.


Presented by The Jazz Sanctuary