Square One (with Andy Middleton) | The Jazz bar – 13 March 2018
Award-winning Scottish quartet Square One are delighted to announce a short Scottish tour in Spring 2018, including Edinburgh’s Jazz Bar on Wednesday 13 March 2018.
With very special guest, US sax virtuoso Andy Middleton, this promises to be a dynamic blend of youth and experience, and an unmissable experience.
Born in Harrisburg, PA, Andy Middleton is one of the very top-tier saxophonists living in Europe today. Imaginative and adventurous virtuosity spans an incredibly wide breadth of expression – from fierce power to tender warmth, lyrical yet rhythmically driving, masterful and inspired. He has toured and collaborated with a host of top jazz names, including Ralph Towner, Kenny Wheeler, Billy Hart, Maria Schneider and Lionel Hampton.
Made up of some of Scotland’s finest emerging jazz musicians, Square One are known for their heavy-hitting melodic compositions and energised live performances. Whilst their music blends folk-inspired lyricism with a gritty rock edge, it is an intelligent musical rapport that makes this powerhouse of Scottish jazz talent more than the sum of all these parts.
Square One’s Joe Williamson says: “It’s really exciting to be collaborating with Andy – he’s an incredibly creative musician with a really unique voice as a saxophonist and composer. We’re really looking forward to bringing this new music to Scottish audiences.”