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Tiny Rebel Jazz | Nye Banfield Quartet

  • Tiny Rebel Cardiff 25 Westgate Street Cardiff, Wales, CF10 United Kingdom (map)

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Nye Banfield tenor saxophone 
Tom Morley piano 
Ewan Moore drums 
Michael Shrimpling double bass 

9-10pm A set from the house band
10pm-12am Jam Session

Nye Banfield is an ambitious jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader based in South East London and studying at Trinity Laban. He recorded, produced, mixed and self released his debut EP entitled ‘All Change’ on the 19th October 2018, which combines traditional jazz teachings with more current grooves and harmonies to create an exciting sound which, when played live is gripping and intense. His band features other members of the thriving young London jazz scene.

Nye Banfield's 'All Change' contains 5 original compositions, taking influence from artists such as Wayne Shorter, Miles Davis, Ambrose Akinmusire, Robert Glasper and Kendrick Lamar to name a few. The band, heavily rooted in the jazz tradition, creates a new sound with the classic quintet line-up.

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The next instalment of Echo Musics residency at Tiny Rebel Cardiff. Each month a different house band will perform a set of their own tunes before inviting guests to join in.

Tickets  FREE ENTRY  |  Donations welcome

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As well as releasing music under his own name, Nye has also recorded with up and coming singer Tara Lily (see music links), featuring on a song alongside trumpeter Dylan Jones, drummer Femi Koleoso and produced by Jammer of BBK. He has also worked with hiphop group 'nine8 collective’.

Currently in his fourth year at Trinity Laban, Nye has studied under many well respected musicians including Mark Lockheart, Jean Toussaint, Simon Purcell and Tom Challenger.

Nye has picked up a wealth of performance experience since living in London. Appearing on multiple occasions at The Jazz Cafe, Ronnie Scott's, the Piano Bar in Soho; and has also held weekly residencies at The Verge in Shoreditch, the Yacht in Greenwich, and currently performs at Mercato Metroplitano every week.

As well as being a proficient saxophone player, Nye also plays the viola to a high standard and claims his most memorable musical moments were from his days in the Lincolnshire Youth Symphony Orchestra, with which he toured to Italy twice, The Czech Republic and Slovakia, performing mega works such as Rachmaninov's 2nd Symphony, Mahler 1 and Vaughan Williams' London Symphony.

* We would like to keep this event free for everyone to enjoy, but would also like support the musicians that play for us. What we ask of you is to give generously to the bucket if you've enjoyed it. Every penny goes to the artists and the bigger the bucket the more likely they'll come and play again. *

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