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LIVE @ The Jazz Suite - Thame
Took Place on Wed 14th Nov

St Andrews Court
Wellington Street
OX9 3WTtails and Directions

Lewis Wright -  Vibraphone
Simon Brown 
-  Piano
Andy Doyle -  Double Bass
Will Clarke  -  Drums

The Lewis Wright Quartet was formed in the autumn of 2001 and combines the talents of Simon Brown (Keyboards) Andy Doyle (Bass Guitar / Double Bass), Will Clark (Drums) and Lewis Wright (Vibraphone). Lewis Wright Lewis began his musical education at the age of 3 when his father, a percussion teacher and professional musician began giving him formal drum lessons. He took up Piano as well - at the age of 7 as he showed a keen interest in the Vibraphone and was advised to take up the piano first. He then started Vibraphone at the age of 9 when he was bought a set of Premier Vibes. His first public performance was at the age of 6 and the following year he joined the Norwich Students Jazz Orchestra Starter Band playing drums and percussion. After three years he was moved into the Students Jazz Orchestra in which he played both vibes and drums. At age 10 this made him the youngest ever member. The following year (July 99) the orchestra played in competition at the Festival Hall where he received an Improvisation Award. In 2001 they were invited, as the competition winners, to play at the Royal Albert Hall. He then left the band in 2002 aged 13. The first full album Lewis recorded on was for Bassist/Vocalist Ruth Bowen in July 2000. He has recorded on 7 CDs altogether. He has collaborated on several CD s, working with the funk band Speedometer (who he also played with at the Jazz Cafe, London), and as part of a live concert recording feturing Henry Lowther, Pat White & pianist Keith Tippett. He recorded a solo CD at age 13 and a live two-hour concert (DVD) with the quartet in January 2004 (Age 15). More recently he has done sessions for ex-Lighthouse Family singer Tunde and American vocalist Catherine Feeny. They have played at venues such as The Boxford Fleece Jazz Club in Suffolk, The Sands Jazz Club in Lincolnshire, the Wigan Jazz Festival, Peterborough Jazz Club, The Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer, and Pizza on the Park in London and have an ongoing gig schedule. Lewis has worked with such musicians as Bill le Sage, Lennie Bush, Jack Parnell, Marc Parnell, Mike Capocci, Peter King, Jean Toussaint, Kate Williams, Mark Lockheart, Alan Skidmore, Roger Beaujolais. He is currently studying jazz at Trinity College of Music in London.

The Lewis Wright Quartet
Simon Brown

Simon Brown
Since graduating from UEA in 1990, Simon has worked as a performer, teacher of piano, and music arranger and regularly appears at the most popular jazz clubs in the East Anglia region. His involvement in Blues, Jazz and Jazz-Funk combos have led to appearances at the Soho, Parsons Green and Cheltenham jazz festivals, and over the years has shared the billing with the likes of Jools Holland, The James Taylor Quartet, Stacey Kent and Bobby Wellins.


Andy Doyle


Andy Doyle
After playing bass guitar in the Norwich funk band, The Persuaders, he studied bass with double bass guru Jeff Cline in London. He is in great demand playing with the likes of Jim Mullen, Don Weller, Alan Barnes and Martin Speake and other UK jazz artists, on stage and in the recording studio.

Will ClarkWill Clark
Since leaving school Will has been working as a pro drummer / percussionist and is at present resident in London. He graduated from City University (with tutoring from the likes of Trevor Tomkins) where he completed a 3-year music technology degree. He has been playing with Simon for several years and has worked with a vast array of the UK Jazz scene’s talent.



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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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