TG Collective

Live Act Gypsy Jazz Jazz Worldmusic Flamenco Contemporary Classical
TG Collective - Gypsy Jazz Jazz Worldmusic Flamenco Contemporary Classical Live Act in Birmingham

TG Collective Short Info

“You’ll see that they can let their hair down … from gypsy swing to husling, Chick Corea-ish improv, and serene excursions into the baroque, the playlist always keeps you guessing. And the telepathy is always tuneful.” - The Sunday Times

An intriguing mix of gypsy jazz, flamenco, jazz, Arabic and contemporary classical influences, TG Collective is built around the core of guitarists Jamie Fekete and Sam Slater, alongside the unusual combination of flutes, violin, double bass, trumpet, bass clarinet, cajón and percussion.

Creating ‘an exciting, sensuous sound’, TGC perform original music and arrangements, touching on influences as varied as Paco de Lucia, Django Reinhardt and JS Bach, and have built up a strong following with their intense live shows, with interchanging shapes of ensemble within a performance.

Growing out of the young acoustic guitar trio, Trio Gitano (their 2005 debut album 'Who Ate All The Tapas?' landing a spot in The Sunday Times’ Records of the Year) – TG Collective have since found themselves touring in innumerable weird and wonderful locations over the past few years … from a live appearance on BBC One’s Politics Show, sell-outs at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival, London’s South Bank to a tour of Bulgaria and Serbia, with their Sofia show broadcast on national TV. Elsewhere, the band released their most recent album with a live session for JazzFM, with radio play from BBC Radio 3 to KEXP in Seattle! Their live show sold out at Kings Place, London, this summer, with UKVibe reviewing, "...we need to see and listen to TG Collective: their innovative sound, their skills together with their fabulous imaginative writing deserve the grandest praise." (May 2015)

“A very tasty gumbo indeed. TGC’s ever widening crazy-quilt of influences … delightful … swinging … unerringly lyrical.” - Jazzwise

“You’ll see that they can let their hair down … from gypsy swing to husling, Chick Corea-ish improv, and serene excursions into the baroque, the playlist always keeps you guessing. And the telepathy is always tuneful.” - The Sunday Times

An intriguing mix of gypsy jazz, flamenco, jazz, Arabic and contemporary classical influences, TG Collective is built around the core of guitarists Jamie Fekete and Sam Slater, alongside the unusual combination of flutes, violin, double bass, trumpet, bass clarinet, cajón and percussion.

Creating ‘an exciting, sensuous sound’, TGC perform original music and arrangements, touching on influences as varied ...

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Past Gigs TG Collective

  • 05 | 2015 London, UK Kings Place

Discography TG Collective

  • 2012 Release The Penguins Album | Stoney Lane Records

Media

  • Sound Escape From Girona (Part II)
  • Sound Release the Penguins
  • Sound Silhouette
  • Video TG Collective - Zyryab (Pac...

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1,008 Follower

Origin

  • Birmingham GB

Members

  • Jamie Fekete Guitars
  • Sam Slater Guitars, Oud
  • Percy Pursglove Double Bass, Trumpet
  • Lluis Mather Clarinet, Bass Clarinet
  • Kit Massey Violin
  • Holly Jones Flute, Alto Flute
  • Joelle Barker Cajon, Riq, Percussion

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