The Jamie Brownfield quartet consists of British Jazz Awards rising star, Jamie on Trumpet. Tom Kincaid on Piano, Ken Marley on Double Bass, and Jack Cotterill on Drums. This fresh and exciting quartet have a vast range of experience in different styles of music and have come together to play their own mix of New Orleans street beat, swing & reggae.
The band are heavily influenced by the likes of Harry Connick Jr, Leroy Jones, Clark Terry,Oscar Peterson & Christian McBride, to name only a few. From the original New Orleans Street Beat tunes such as “The Happy Feet Blues” to through our own compositions you can hear the roots of the music we listen to.
“…The Brownfield-Byrne Quintet was conceived in 2009 by trumpeter, Jamie Brownfield and saxophonist, Liam Byrne, both of whom are based in North Wales. Embracing the trumpet and tenor tradition of 1950’s bebop, the group’s repertoire has expanded over the past few years to incorporate earlier forms of jazz, reflecting the ever-expanding influences that inform it’s style. By placing an emphasis on a high standard of musicianship and a challenging repertoire, and staying true to their original jazz influences, these five musicians succeed in achieving a broad appeal with young and old alike, breaking down the boundaries that traditionally exist between the respective jazz genres.
“…The Hot Six’ performs the kind of jazz that has an infectious swing feeling but doesn’t give you a headache. Playing classic jazz, as in everything from New Orleans through the great American song book to mainstream inspired by the classic small groups and swing era stylists of the late 1930’s and early 1940’s. I am responsible for most of the bands repertoire and write the arragements we perorm which tend to be re-imaginings of the classic jazz repertoire featuring tightly harmonized horns and guitar set against the rhythm section backdrop. The rhythm section combination of bassist Jim Swinnerton, guitarist Andy Hulme and Jack Cotterill on drums creates a really authentic swing feel while exciting soloists Jamie Brownfield and Tom Kincaid can really energize and lift the band.