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Tim Collinson Quartet
Tenacious Tenor & Sinuous Soprano Sax

LIVE @ Thame Snooker Club -
Took Place on Wed 10th October

St Andrews Court
Wellington Street
Doors 7.30 pm - Performance 8.30 -11.00pm
This is an excellent Contemporary Jazz Quartet who gave us a fine programme of Jazz Standards and Originals delivering a well honed and varied performance as hard working and well disciplined Musicians - They can only get better! - Jazz Eddie

Tim Collinson Quartet
This exciting quartet consisted of
Tim Collinson: Tenor and Soprano Saxophones,
Gianni Boscarino - Piano,
Lester Bennett - Drums and Percssion
Chris Goodsell - Bass.

They have been playing together for 6 years proving to be a very versatile band and are regulars at The Mill Hill jazz club, and recent venues include The Cut bar, Young Vic with special Guest Elisa Caleb, and Swindon, Corsham, Swanage and Marlborough Jazz Festivals, Isle of White Jazz Fest,.  They have played at Colchester Arts Centre, and are available for corporate functions and weddings.

On occasions the Quartet backed jazz giants such as John Etheridge, Andy Sheppard, Jim Mullen, Alan Skidmore, Mornington Lockett, Martin Speake, Henry Lowther, and many more!

The band have now played for 3 years running at the prestigious 'Salisbury Live' festival. They have already booked for this years festival! See our Jazz Festival List  for further details.  The quartet are also booked to play at this years Isle of White Swindon Jazz Festival,
Tim is a dedicated musician devoted to the tenor sax – I wish him every success in realising his musical vision.”   Andy Sheppard

"He is equally at home on both Tenor and Soprano and his lyrical and inventive style is always a treat" - Mark Bobb

THE TIM COLLINSON QUARTET are a dynamic and exciting jazz group. They have been together in various forms since 1999 and are led by the talented Tenor and Soprano Saxophonist, Tim Collinson, Gianni Boscarino on piano with Lester Bennett on drums, and Chris Goodsell on bass. The group have an interesting and varied repertoire, including a great selection of standards and creative original compositions, all of which feature memorable melodies and explosive improvisations. Audiences are always rewarded with an entertaining musical experience. The band has performed at the superb Salisbury Live! festival to wide acclaim for the last three years. They have also appeared at most of the North London venues including regular gigs at The Mill Hill Jazz Club and festival. The Tim Collinson Quartet is already booked for some prestigious gigs and festivals this summer - don't miss them when they are this close to you!  
“Tim Collinson impressed me with his stylish and passionate playing – check him out!”   – Mitch Hiller

Jazz Eddie - Tim has a nice melodic and authoritative approach to his jazz improvisations and is supported sympathetically by delicate piano runs from Gianni Boscarino, and superbly paced by this extremely talented rhythm section. He also plays very proficient guitar.

Gianni Boscarino - Piano
Influenced by
Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Return to Forever, Hermeto Pascoal, early Pat Metheny, early Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Joyce, Wayne Shorter, Oam Trio, Bill Evans.

A new kid on the block, Gianni has a great sense of rhythm and timing and is also an accomplished composer with his own group. (The Gianni Quartet). Gianni is currently in his second year of the highly regarded Jazz degree course at Middlesex University.
This is a great opportunity to witness and marvel at Gianni's already prodigious yet youthful talent at close quarters, Fine inventive and percussive attack and worthy of comparison with his fellow jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock for invention - he is destined for a magnificent future in Jazz - Jazz Eddie
Gianni's own Quartet features
Gianni Boscarino: Piano, Chris Williams: Alto sax, Ben Bastin, bass, Vasilis Sarikis: Drums


Chris GoodsellChris Goodsell - Electric Bass

Unassuming he may be but Chris is the backbone to the quartet with his impeccable timing and inventive bass lines. Chris also plays classical double bass with a couple of North London orchestras. He is the ‘groove-merchant’.

Quiet confidence, strident and sympathetic bass lines - Jazz Eddie




Lester Bennett - Drums
There are many drummers but there is only one Lester Bennett.
Lester is a highly experienced player who as well as being a master of the jazz kit is percussionist with highly acclaimed early music group Mediva, appearing regularly on Radio 3, The English Music Festival circuit and the Purcell Room.”

Lester is a joy to watch and his drumming technique is impeccable, Fine unobtrusive percussion and well structured solos - a true professional - Jazz Eddie



Performance Schedule
Set 1
Blue Time
Magic Number - Tim Collinson
Dolphin Dance
You Don't Know What Love Is -
Don Ray & Gene DePaul
Blue Bossa
Brand new Groove
Set 2
Midnight Voyage
Song for my Father - Horace Silver
In Walked Bud - Thelonious Sphere Monk
Three Piece Suite - original
Well you Needn't - Thelonious Sphere Monk

More Vibrant , Better, Cheaper & Much Safer Than a Trip to London's Jazz Haunts
Venue Details

Tim's Albums -
Second Steps - Fresh Tuna - Told You Once - Magic Numbers - are Current CD's

Fresh Tuna
Latest Album
1.   Magic  Tim Collinson & Lester Bennett
   Magic number  Tim Collinson
   Little sunflower  Freddie Hubbard
   In walked Bud  Thelonious Monk
   Here inside  Tim Collinson
   Afro blue  Mongo Santamaria
   It’s about nine  Tim Collinson
   Sometime ago  Sergio Mihonavich
   You don’t know what love is  Don Ray & Gene DePaul
  Solar  Miles Davis
  Panic  Gianni Boscarino

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The line-ups as listed are correct at the time of Publication and are those given to us by the leader of the group, and information is as accurate as we can make it. With the Music business being what it is, inevitable changes happen, and we amend the listings except for those that happen on the night. We have been very fortunate, as the substitutions made by the groups have often been surprise upgrades. Nevertheless, the situation is not one we can control due to the fallibility of the ever sensitive musicians.  Blessed as they are - they are not invulnerable.

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