About the Band
The Nick Dewhurst Band is a Quintet that plays Jazz, Funk, Fusion & Pop. Featuring great grooves, funky riffs and catchy tunes, this type of jazz sits somewhere between Hard Bop and Jazz Fusion and is guaranteed to make your feet tap!
Led by Nick on Trumpet, Flugelhorn and Guitar, the rest of the band is made up of a group of musical friends who all met through the Birmingham Conservatoire and West Midlands jazz scene. On Tenor Saxophone is Callum Roxburgh, on Piano, Electric Piano and Organ is Tom Lindsay, on Electric and Double Bass is Tom Moore, and on Drums is Carl Hemmingsley.
Since forming in 2015, the band has enjoyed playing for various jazz clubs and festivals across the Midlands, and has recently hosted two concerts in Lichfield which featured guest artists from the UK jazz scene (Mike Walker on Guitar in October 2017, and Dennis Rollins on Trombone in March 2018).
The band has also recorded it’s debut CD ‘Suspect in You’, which was well received, and featured on John Helling’s BBC local radio Jazz show. He described the band as “one that plays like they’ve been around for years. Their sound has a maturity but still with a sound very much of today”. Peter Bacon of London Jazz News described the album as “an accomplished debut”.
The band aims to play a type of jazz that would be considered exciting and original by jazz critics, whilst remaining accessible and enjoyable to fans of great live music, so we hope to see you at one of our gigs, and we hope you enjoy the music!
For a quick one minute blast, check out our 5 second samples video:
To hear our original tune ‘Fusion Line’, please check out this video!
To hear our version of Stevie Wonder’s ‘I Wish’, please check out this video!
To hear highlights of our concert featuring Dennis Rollins, please check out this video!