The John Street Quintet
The John Street Quintet is a hard swinging, always grooving, brass-fronted band featuring some of Irelands top musicians.
They feature classic Blue Note era Hard Bop from artists like Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and more groovy soulful crossover classics by Cannonball Adderley.
In addition to instrumental tunes, their saxophonist (Meilana Gillard) doubles on vocals with her style ranging from Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae through through classic Soul and R&B like Donny Hathaway and Aretha Franklin.
The band features:
Michael Barkley: trumpet & flugelhorn
Meilana Gillard: vocals & tenor saxophone
John Leighton: piano
Rohan Armstrong: double bass
James Anderson: drums
Fresh from their gig at the Playhouse as part of City of Derry Jazz Festival we’re delighted to welcome the Quintet to Limavady.