Heads South

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Heads South is a leading Latin Jazz Quintet. Our music combines Cuban and other Latin rhythms with distinctive melodies in a thrilling repertoire of original and classic tunes. Heads South features top UK jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman, Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan on congas, bongos, cajon, guiro, Buster Birch on drums, timbale, castanets, frame drum, Venezuelan bassist Adolfredo Pulido, and leader/composer John Harriman on piano and organ.

The Band has released two albums to critical acclaim, it was selected to perform a national tour of Wales sponsored by the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Arts Council of Wales, and was chosen from more than 75 bands nationwide as a winner of the UK Jazz Services/National Touring Forum award for 2014/5.

"The compositions and keyboard playing of leader John Harriman and the trumpet of Steve Waterman combine to create a spare, crisp, invigorating set of Latin jazz…Waterman’s mastery of this idiom suits Harriman’s deceptively simple compositions to perfection" Dave Gelly, The Observer.
“Cool, cultured and exhilarating” Keith Ames, The Musician.
"Very talented..dazzling solos....a Band that is well worth seeing" The Jazzmann, Brecon Brycheiniog Theatre.
“Brimming with infectious high-energy grooves" JazzUK
“Superb” Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network (USA)
“Heads South is a refreshing cultural mix of players with outstanding jazz credentials..Cuban rhythms dominate, rocking syncopated percussion...well worth seeing” The Gig Guide

Heads South have played at a wide range of leading venues. The music has appeal beyond the pure jazz enthusiast. Amongst other appearances the Band have twice been requested to play for Rod Stewart's A list after show party at London’s 02 Arena, and have played at an 18th birthday party , the 18 yr old boy finding us on You Tube and simply loving the music. For newcomers to this music, think Buena Vista Social Club in a smaller package, add the excitement of Jazz, tuneful melody, and imbibe the warmth of a Latin evening, grooving into the night... premium Latin Jazz Salsa that thrills the keen music listener and the dance lover.

Heads South is a leading Latin Jazz Quintet. Our music combines Cuban and other Latin rhythms with distinctive melodies in a thrilling repertoire of original and classic tunes. Heads South features top UK jazz trumpeter Steve Waterman, Cuban percussionist Chino Martell Morgan on congas, bongos, cajon, guiro, Buster Birch on drums, timbale, castanets, frame drum, Venezuelan bassist Adolfredo Pulido, and leader/composer John Harriman on piano and organ.

The Band has released two albums to critical acclaim, it was selected to perform a national tour of Wales sponsored by the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and Arts Council of W...

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Past Gigs Heads South

  • 09 | 2016 Tunbridge Wells Heads South at The Grey Lady Music Lounge
  • 09 | 2016 London Heads South at St Martin in the Fields Trafalgar Square
  • 09 | 2016 Cardigan Heads South in Concert at The Guidhall
  • 05 | 2016 London Heads South at St Martin in Fields Trafalgar Sq
  • 02 | 2016 Cornwall Heads South at St Austell Jazz Club
  • 02 | 2016 London Heads South at St Martin in Fields Trafalgar Square
  • 02 | 2016 Dorset Heads South at Studland Hall
  • 02 | 2016 Dorset Heads South at Winterborne Stickland
  • 02 | 2016 Devon Heads South workshops at Exeter College
  • 02 | 2016 Devon Heads South at Barnfield Theatre
  • 01 | 2016 Malvern Heads South at St Peters'
  • 01 | 2016 Tunbridge Wells Heads South at The Grey Lady
  • 01 | 2016 Stafford Heads South at Yoxall Hall
  • 01 | 2016 Worcester Heads South at Worcester Arts
  • 01 | 2016 Nottinghamshire Heads South at Worksop
  • 01 | 2016 Derbyshire Heads South at Sping Bank Arts Arts

Discography Heads South

  • 2014 On the Way Album | Aline
  • 2010 Record Flight Album | Aline

Media

  • Video Heads South on tour
  • Video Heads South gig clip 3 Song...
  • Video Heads South Espana 5 minutes
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Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • Steve Waterman Trumpet
  • Chino Martell Morgan Percussion Conguero
  • John Harriman Piano Organ
  • Adolfredo Pulido Bass
  • Buster Birch Drums

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