Saxophonist and Composer

Stan

Stan Sulzmann is without question one of the most highly respected musicians in the UK today, admired by musicians and audiences for his instantly recognisable sound, and boundless creative imagination, and is a source of inspiration to many of Britain's emerging young musicians.

Sulzmann's career stretches back to the 60's, when as part of a uniquely talented crop of British musicians, he played with Graham Collier, John Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Gordon Beck, as well as leading many groups of his own.

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Neon Quartet

Neon Quartet

Four musicians come together in Neon from markedly different paths and trajectories. Youngest first, pianist KIT DOWNES is 23 and yet many an older musician would envy his track record. A Royal Academy graduate, Kit is already one of the most talked-about players of his generation. He first came to prominence with the award-winning group Empirical and with the equally high-profile Fraud. Since then his CD's with his own trio and with the powerful, electronic three-piece Troyka have received acclaim way beyond the confines of British jazz.

Subjekt is the new album by the Neon Quartet and second for Edition Records. Their music is rich in colour, rhythmically robust and melodically persuasive bursting with texture, nuances and interplay. Neon Quartet is made up of four extraordinary musicians equipped with strong personalities and individual sounds but it’s when the four play together that the magic really happens. Led by legendary British saxophonist Stan Sulzmann, this bass-less quartet combine values of experience with the freshness and vitality of youth. Featuring three of the most talked about and in demand players of their generation including Kit Downes, Jim Hart and Tim Giles, Subjekt, looks set to firmly root this formidable band as one of the most exciting and leading chamber jazz ensembles in the UK scene.

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