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Five Way Split

Five Way Split deliver a night of the best swinging and soulful music in town


Quentin Collins trumpet & flugelhorn, Vasilis  Xenopoulos tenor saxophone, Rob Barron piano, Matyas Hofecker bass and Matt Home drums

Five Way Split is a new jointly-led band featuring five of the finest contemporary Bebop musicians in the UK. It is fronted by internationally renowned trumpet star Quentin Collins, Greek saxophone phenomenon Vasilis Xenopoulos and the golden touch of pianist Rob Barron. Added to this is virtuosic bassist Matyas Hofecker and rock-solid drummer Matt Home.

The band's vision is to carry on the lineage of groups like Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers as well as mirroring the New York contemporary bop scene.

From this inspiration the band presents a sound that respects the traditions of hard-bop and straight-ahead jazz in a way that will appeal to today's audiences.

With an extensive repertoire of carefully crafted and original compositions along with hip, swinging material by greats such as Jimmy Heath, Horace Silver and Cedar Walton, Five Way Split deliver a night of the best swinging and soulful music in town.

"Great to hear these accomplished musicians in this kind of creative shape. Track them down. It will be worth it." Peter Vacher (Jazzwise)