Amy Roberts / Richard Exall Quintet
The Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet features two of the most exciting and versatile musicians on the jazz scene today. Both multi-instrumentalists currently working with jazz legend Chris Barber, they perform an eclectic range of high octane music on a range of clarinets, saxophones and flute. With inspiration drawn from the all-time heroes of reed players, Amy Roberts and Richard Exall perform well crafted arrangements that pay homage to Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Eddie 'Lockjaw" Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Earl Bostic, Charlie Parker and many more.
Their performances include popular instrumental standards and vocals as well as some rare and unusual material, inspired from early jazz/swing and latin music. This guarantees an entertaining program which crosses musical styles and boundaries, appealing equally to jazz aficionados and music lovers everywhere.
The Amy Roberts/Richard Exall Quintet were delighted to be voted "Band of the Year 2014", and were presented with the Harry Cameron Trophy at Rochdale Traditional Jazz Club.
Amy Roberts - flute, clarinet and saxes
Richard Exall - clarinet and saxes
Nick Millward - drums
Bill Coleman - bass
David Ferris - piano