Johnny Hunter Quartet

Free Event


Tonight’s band features slightly unconventional instrumentation - drums, trumpet, saxophone and bass - playing material composed by its drummer- leader. The music is inspired by the possibilities and challenges afforded by the absence of a harmony instrument, drawing on Johnny's long-standing interest in the pianoless groups of Sonny Rollins, Gerry Mulligan, Joe Henderson & Ornette Coleman.,

“Admirably reflects the independent creativity of the new Manchester scene.” – John Fordham, The Guardian

“Connects authentically with jazz tradition, whilst developing its own voice through original composition – a fabulous advertisement for British jazz.” – London Jazz News

“Hard-grooving jazz” – Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise