Cool Jazz Collective Quintet - Monday April 3rd 2023

Neil Riches and his Quintet have been described as Northampton's best kept secret performing smooth jazz, swing, Latin and well known (and some lesser known) standards.

Cool Jazz Collective features the smooth, mellow vocals of Elaine Riches and Neil's delicate touch on the keys.

Elaine's style is captivating as it is versatile, inspired by her love of songs from the musicals, pop classics and, of course, Jazz with Neil's sublime rendering of obscure Jazz standards with Latin and modern Jazz, to create the perfect combination. At the core Neil's airtight arrangements celebrates the original with a sprinkle of the contemporary.

Chris Green on Double Bass - His musical journey started on classical guitar, he has a love of jazz and he’s been playing double bass on jazz gigs for over thirty years.

Richard Exall on Saxophone - we are joined by the excellent reeds man, an in-demand virtuoso of the saxes and clarinet, and also worked with the famous Chris Barber Jazz Band.

Lucas Keen on Drums - brings a unique sense of rhythm, melody and collaboration to any performance.


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