The Andrew Woolf Quintet focuses on my compositions and arrangements. The project brings together a range of influences, including my favourite jazz players (such as Kenny Wheeler, Paul Motian, Joe Lovano, Chris Cheek, Bill McHenry, Bill Frisell) as well as from own my teachers and musical experiences (Brazilian music, African grooves, and my classical roots). 

The debut album Song Unsung’ releases on June 25th 2021. Subtle grooves sit alongside ethereal and atmospheric free abstractions, whilst other compositions present soulful melodies which belie their odd-meter undercurrents – all drawn together by an emphasis on direct, melodic expression, and heartfelt sincerity of emotion throughout.

Andrew Woolf  tenor saxophone
Joe Auckland  trumpet
Rob Updegraff  electric guitar
Dave Manington  double bass
Simon Roth  drums