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May 21, 2023 6:00 pm6:50 pm

Bristol Beacon

6161 is an Alt-Jazz Horn Led band for the 21st century fronted by Bristol drummer Matt Brown. We are very excited to present Matt’s first project showcasing entirely his own unique original compositions. A world premiere for Matt, his incredible band, and the Bristol Jazz Festival. The expanded line up will feature a 4 piece horn section plus bass, guitar and of course drums.

Matt Brown is a drummer/composer born and living in Bristol, England. His approach is firmly rooted in groove whilst also being open to the exploration of texture, melody and much more within the drum kit.

Matt’s individually musical and creative approach has led him to record and tour across the globe. With the likes of Massive Attack, Rodriguez, Run Logan Run, Get The Blessing, This Is The Kit, Gregory Porter, Modulus III, Pee Wee Ellis, Squirrel Flower, Marc Ford and many more. In 2019 Matt, alongside Run Logan Run won the Montreux Jazz Festival talent award. 2 years later Matt was invited back personally as a fellow of the Montreux Jazz Academy. 

Matt Brown’s 6161 project world premiere at the Bristol Jazz festival will feature a bunch of his favourite musicians.

Matt Brown – drums

Riaan Vosloo – bass

Dan Messore – guitar

Pete Judge – trumpet

Jake Mcmurchie – tenor sax

Sophie Stockham – tenor sax

Tom Taylor – baritone sax

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