The Brownfield Byrne Quintet (BBQ)



“…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. Equally at home playing to late night revellers in a city centre jazz club, or performing to aficionados at an old-style traditional jazz festival, the quintet’s sound is characterised by the vibrancy of its front line horn section over a driving rhythm section consisting of guitar, double bass and drums. Combining a 21st sensibility with a passion for earlier styles of jazz has given the band a unique sound and identity which has earned them a growing reputation in the UK as torch bearers of the jazz tradition…”



Jamie Brownfield – Trumpet
Liam Byrne – Tenor Sax
Andrew Hulme – Guitar
Ed Harrisson – Double Bass
Jack Cotterill-  Drums

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Watch us performing at Wilmslow & Menai Bridge Jazz Venues …