The band exists out of a remark from Michael Garrick ‘if you want your music played, form your own band’. At the time (Old Vortex) I thought ‘in your dreams’, but…..here we are. The band in its present 10-piece form has been around for about 4yrs. A lot of this time has been given to the production of ‘All Change!’, being the first production by this 10-piece orchestration. It gets a 3star review in Jazz Journal Dec 2018″
Pete Hurt, Chris Biscoe, Bob McKay, Julian Costello, – saxes, Andy Gibson , Gabriel Garrick – trpts., Martin Gladdish – trbn., Andy Cleyndert – bass, Kate Williams – pno., Gary Willcox – drums, Scott Willcox – composer
Way Out West has been putting on Jazz in West London for over 13 years and has become one of the cornerstones of the London jazz scene. We bring you new creative projects every month at Cafe Posk in Hammersmith, and regular events at The Bull’s Head, Barnes, and The Home Guard, Sheen.
The Collective features members who have played with Kenny Wheeler, Hermeto Pascoal, Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Carleen Anderson, Frank Sinatra, Michael Brecker, Nucleus, Loose Tubes, Aretha Franklin, and Abdullah Ibrahim. You’ll hear a rich mix of four generations of jazz musicians who have come together to collaborate, experiment, and play music to surprise you.