Mingus Profiles Sextet

Chris Biscoe’s Mingus Profiles sextet, a band inspired by the great Charles Mingus’s small group music, features an all-star line-up. Originally formed in 1997, the band is now in its 25th year and looking forward to celebrating the centenary of Mingus’s birth in 2022. Their music concentrates on his musical portraits of friends, lovers, political enemies, musicians and one cat! The material is taken from the Mingus songbook, but the treatment varies from number to number. Expect superb arrangements and dazzling playing, capturing Mingus’s energy while giving the music a fresh twist. “Uplifting, exuberant, rousing yet consistently intelligent music: Mingus would undoubtedly have approved.” – The Times.

Chris Biscoe: alto sax and alto clarinet
Henry Lowther: trumpet and flugelhorn
Peter Hurt: tenor sax and flute
Kate Williams: piano
Larry Bartley: double bass
Gary Willcox: drums

(photo credit; Peter Symes)

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20 May 2022


8:00 pm - 10:45 pm


Sheffield Jazz - Crookes Social Club
Crookes Social Club, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield S10 1TD

Crookes Social Club