Jazz Defenders

September 5, 2021 5:30 pm7:30 pm

With their upcoming album in the pipeline and their new single The Big Man having just hit the shelves, The Jazz Defenders are back with their enchanting and enigmatic sounds, showcasing Soul Jazz music at it’s finest. Led by the multi-talented George Cooper, one of the UK’s most formidable Jazz pianists, The Jazz Defenders are a group born from a deep love of Blue Note Jazz, drawing on a wealth of inspiration to craft their own raw and vibrant compositions.

The hard bop recordings of Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Lee Morgan and Art Blakey were highly regarded for a reason – catchy horn lines and incredible musicianship combined with Rudy Van Gelder’s engineering skills mean they will forever be regarded as classics of the genre. The Jazz Defenders are a group that would ‘defend’ the legacy of those recordings whilst creating its own original identity and distinction. The music they produce together is a modern soul jazz slant on this classic Hard Bop, effortlessly channelling the spirit of the golden Blue Note era of Jazz.

Line Up
George Cooper – Piano
Will Harris – Bass
Ian Matthews – Drums
Nick Malcolm – Trumpet
Nicholas Dover – Sax


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