It’s going to be so good having these guys back in the club. Since Andy moved abroad we don’t get to hear this of this much loved North West saxophonist.
He has been active on the UK jazz scene for many years, and was a long-time member of the Creative Jazz Orchestra, working alongside a diversity of international artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Bill Frisell, Peter Erskine, John Taylor, Anthony Braxton, Mike Gibbs, and Vince Mendoza.
In 2005 Andy was commisioned to write a suite to commemorate the 10th Manchester International Jazz Festival, featuring guest artist John Taylor.
In 2011/12 Andy was a featured soloist on both alto and tenor sax on George Michael's Symphonica European tour, and subsequent album and TV documentary (2014).
As an arranger, Andy has worked in the commercial and jazz worlds, and contributed arrangements to the BBC Big Band, Ronnie Scott's Club Jazz Orchestra.
Jamil has recorded and collaborated with many artists and recorded four albums of his own music, each of which have received national and international accolades. Jazz UK writes about Jamil
“His music is both swinging and sophisticated, Sheriff showing himself to be a constantly inventive arranger. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, he’ll come up with something fresh.”
As a composer, arranger and pianist Jamil has toured extensively throughout the UK and performed at national and international jazz festivals.
Andy Schofield and Jamil Sheriff reunite their quartet after last year's successful UK tour. With an emphasis on melodic and spontaneous improvisation, the quartet plays original compositions and classic jazz standards, ably supported by the bass and drum team of Pete Turner and Dave Walsh.