JOHNNY HUNTER QUARTET
Johnny Hunter (Nat Birchall, Blind Monk Trio, Dub Jazz Soundsystem) formed his quartet in 2010 to explores the possibilities and challenges afforded by the absence of a harmony instrument with compositions drawing on Johnny’s long-standing interest in the piano-less groups of Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson, through to those of John Zorn and Chris Speed. Together with Mark Hanslip (Outhouse, Loop Collective), Graham South (Beats & Pieces Big Band) and Seth Bennett (IDST), their music currently exists within the more adventurous side of Jazz, leaning more towards the approach of Ornette Coleman, Henry Threadgill and Joe Harriott, whilst building on their previous explorations into Middle Eastern approaches to improvisation.
They have previously performed at such esteemed venues as the Band on the Wall, Ronnie Scott’s, Kings Place and at the London and Manchester Jazz Festivals, among many others. They have also appeared several times on BBC Radio 3, and in well respected print media such as Jazzwise and The Wire.
“Admirably reflects the independent creativity of the new Manchester scene.” – John Fordham, The Guardian
“Connects authentically with jazz tradition, whilst developing its own voice through original composition – a fabulous advertisement for British jazz.” – London Jazz News
“Hard-grooving Jazz” – Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise
Graham South (trumpet)
Mark Hanslip (tenor saxophone)
Seth Bennett (double bass)
Johnny Hunter (drums)
We take table bookings for mid - week gigs!
Free Entry so be sure to reserve a table to get the best seats.
Call to book:
The Office: 0161 273 5495 (before 6pm)
The Club: 0161 831 7002 (after 6pm)