Bryan Corbett’s Hi-Fly Quintet
This outstanding quintet celebrate the year 1959 in jazz that saw the release of some of the most revered jazz albums such as Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Charles Mingus’ Ah Um, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, Ornette Coleman’s The Shape of Jazz To Come and Blowing The Blues Away by Horace Silver amongst others.
As well as performing under his own name, Bryan Corbett has been performing with world-renowned stars, a who’s who in the jazz and commercial world. Bryan is not only a great performer of the jazz standards repertoire but an artist who pushes the boundaries in writing and performing original works with his various line-ups.
Saxophonist Chris Bowden works as an arranger and performer with a highly individual style. He first came to prominence with his 1996 funk/acid/Latin-jazz ‘Time Capsule’. Pianist Matt Ratcliffe has performed with a wide range of jazz musicians in clubs and festivals across the U.K.
“Bryan is one of the chosen few. Class, pure class, plays from the heart, every note has a reason to live. Truly someone who can sing through his instrument.”
Andy Taylor (maker of Bryan’s trumpets)
“A warm, brilliant tone and a formidable technique” The Independent
Bryan Corbett – Trumpet;
Chris Bowden – Alto sax;
Matt Ratcliffe – Piano;
Tom Hill – Bass;
Carl Hemmingsley – Drums
About Fleece Jazz:
Fleece Jazz is an independent, non-profit association run by a voluntary committee who have been providing modern and contemporary jazz for 28 years. They book talented musicians and jazz bands from the UK and beyond to perform at Stoke by Nayland Resort, providing the perfect backdrop for these cherished and popular events.
Fleece Jazz events are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month.