2019 Tour Dates...
4th March Pizza Express Dean st - LIVE album recording.
11th May The Hive (Shrewsbury)
9th July Masterclass/concert at The Guildhall
12th July The Vortex (Dalston)
19th July Oliver’s Jazz Bar (Greenwich)
22nd July Early show @ Ronnie Scotts
23rd July Early show @ Ronnie Scotts
24th July. Early show @ Ronnie Scotts
25th July The Fox (Twickenham)
26th July Llandudno Jazz Festival playing "Gene Ammons"
27th July The Archduke (Waterloo)
28th July Boaters (Kingston)
29th July The Late Late Show @ Ronnie Scotts playing "Transition"
31st July Swansea Jazzland (Wales)
1st August The Sound Cellar (Poole)
3rd August Clun Valley Jazz (Wales)
18th August The Oval Tavern (Croydon)
24th August The 606 club
29th August Jazz Steps (Nottingham)
More tour dates to be announced!
Brandon Allen and Tim Lapthorn have been performing together for over 16 years.
The saxophonist and pianist have played in various quartet formations at Ronnie Scott's for over 10 years.
The new official project features brand new material written by the two players, channeling their respective influences.
Both players are known for their passionate and exciting style of playing.
They share a chemistry and intuition that pushes the music to places unknown, every night a new destination reached.
There is always a great sense of melody and swing present in the music.
The Quartet is completed by the experienced Arnie Somogyi on bass and the fresh talent of Lloyd Haines on drums.
The group has focused on performing the material live in preparation for a LIVE ALBUM recording at Pizza Express on March 4th.
So far, the band has performed at top venues around the UK including Ronnie Scott's, The 100 club, The Con Cellar Bar and Kansas Smittys.
The group collectively have performed with Kyle Eastwood, Eddie Henderson, Ron Carter, Bruce Barth, Stefano Di Battista, Hailey Tuck, Antonio Forcione, Omar, Eric Clapton and Paloma Faith.
"His four-octave range and flawless command of the altissimo register was nicely offset by his full-bodied yet raucous tonal quality offering something for fans of the entire history of the saxophone - From Hawkins to Brecker- he's got em covered."
London Jazz News
“Tim Lapthorn's pianistic abilities include a formidable technique and delicate touch, a wonderfully rich tone from the instrument. His equal command of strong melodicism, a loamy harmonic sense and an acute rhythmical drive make him the consummate jazz pianist.”
London Jazz News
Live performance videos
BATL Quartet plays “Running away with me”