Harvest the saxy sound of Meadows at the Ent Shed

The Phil Meadows Group at the Ent Shed, Bedford.
The Phil Meadows Group at the Ent Shed, Bedford.

An emerging talented jazz musician is a guest at a popular jazz event in Bedford.

Jazz @ The Ent Shed presents The Phil Meadows Group at its monthly concert at the Castle Road venue on Thursday, July 3.

Phil is quickly becoming one of the UK’s most creative young jazz musicians and has recently won a Parliamentary Jazz Award.

As a saxophonist he performs with the the Phil Meadows Group whose acclaimed debut album Engines of Creation has since been toured throughout the UK with support from Jazz Services.

Until recently Phil was also the lead alto for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Great Britain and can be seen performing regularly with astring of other ensembles, racking up recent success in the prestigious Peter Whittingham Jazz Award.

The band for the show includes Laura Jurd, Conor Chaplin, Simon Roth and Elliot Galvin.

Jazz @ The End Shed is run by Tom Syson from Wootton, a jazz trumpet player studying at Birmingham Conservatoire.

He said: “Supporting is the wonderful David Sear Quintet. It is great to bring a local lad back to Bedford to play for us, and it is sure to be a wonderful set.

“His band is made up of some the best studying at Birmingham Conservatoire so make sure you don’t miss his Ent Shed debut.”

There will be a late jam from around 10.30pm with local musicians Edwin Ireland, Vittorio Mura and Mark Andrew Hale.

Tickets are £10/£8 or £8/7 bought online or before 7.15pm. Free admission for under 18s with a full paying adult.