The John Garner Quartet


What an amazing night of superb music & musicianship!
Very possibly my personal favourite night ever at SUJC.” (Patrick Fernando Peiro – Swing Unlimited Jazz Club)

Formed in 2012 at The Royal College of Music, The John Garner Quartet offers up a mixture of original compositions and arrangements of a diverse spectrum of artists. With a focus on exploration and experimentation, incorporating unorthodox instrumental textures and electronics, the group still keeps a firm hold on their classical roots. Covering artists as diverse as Abdullah Ibrahim, Tan Dun, Joni Mitchell and Pearl Jam, nothing is off limits. After the release of their sophomore album ‘Blue Fields’ in early 2015, The JGQ made their BBC Proms début, performing at the Proms Extra Lates alongside poet Jon Stone. They have recently appeared at Omnibus Clapham, Swing Unlimited Jazz Club and will soon make their return to Silvershine Jazz Club, Birmingham. Plans for 2017 include a tour of Scotland.
The John Garner Jazz Quartet

  • John Garner – violin & electronics
  • Toby Nelms – keys
  • Jamie Kenny – double bass
  • Dan Day – kit

Their début LP ‘Blue Fields’ is available now! Click here to download it or order the CD.

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