Arabella Sprot Quintet (ASQ)

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Arabella Sprot Quintet (ASQ) Short Info

In 2012 Arabella was awarded both an Entry Scholarship to Birmingham Conservatoire and a Postgraduate Performance Award from Help Musicians UK (formerly the Musicians Benevolent Fund) to study for a Masters in Jazz Performance. She achieved a Distinction and completed her first album in early 2014 with the quintet that she formed during this course, ASQ, and with whom she performs regularly. ASQ currently comprises Arabella Sprot (t.sax), Nick Dewhurst (tpt), Ric Yarborough (dms), Steve Tromans (pno) and James Banner (d.bass)

The album comprises entirely original compositions ranging from solo saxophone to music inspired by the literature of Franz Kafka, and is entitled, ‘Kafka’s Dance’. ASQ is a constantly developing band that embraces the concept of joint improvisation and combines open elements with through-composed sections.

Arabella currently lives in Berlin but comes back to the UK for to play gigs, festivals and concerts with ASQ.

www.arabellasprot.com

In 2012 Arabella was awarded both an Entry Scholarship to Birmingham Conservatoire and a Postgraduate Performance Award from Help Musicians UK (formerly the Musicians Benevolent Fund) to study for a Masters in Jazz Performance. She achieved a Distinction and completed her first album in early 2014 with the quintet that she formed during this course, ASQ, and with whom she performs regularly. ASQ currently comprises Arabella Sprot (t.sax), Nick Dewhurst (tpt), Ric Yarborough (dms), Steve Tromans (pno) and James Banner (d.bass)

The album comprises entirely original compositions ranging from solo saxophone to music inspired by the literature...

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Past Gigs Arabella Sprot Quintet (ASQ)

  • 09 | 2016 Winchester Jazz Festival, UK ASQ - exact time and date TBC
  • 07 | 2016 Herzberger Lichter Festival, Berlin Earshot
  • 04 | 2016 Galatea Wine Bar, Berlin Jazz trio
  • 12 | 2015 Home Bar, Berlin Sprot/York Standards 4tet
  • 12 | 2015 Kunstfabrik Schlot, Berlin Earshot
  • 11 | 2015 Southampton Jazz Club Arabella Sprot/Steve Waterman
  • 11 | 2015 Keller, Berlin with Daniel Ondaro
  • 11 | 2015 The Plough, Swindon, UK Sprot/York/Gard Organ Tio
  • 09 | 2015 London, UK ASQ @ Southbank Centre, Friday Tonic Series
  • 09 | 2015 Birmingham, UK ASQ @ Bearwood Jazz Club, B'ham
  • 08 | 2015 London, UK ASQ @ Oliver's Jazz Bar

Discography Arabella Sprot Quintet (ASQ)

  • 2013 Kafka's Dance Album | none

Media

  • Video ASQ - Leaving You
  • Video ASQ - 'Don't Explain'
  • Video ASQ - The Decoy

Origin

  • Birmingham GB

Founded

  • 2013

Members

  • Arabella Sprot Tenor Sax, Composition
  • Nick Dewhurst Trumpet
  • Steve Tromans Piano
  • Ric Yarborough Drums
  • James Banner Double bass

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