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Sam Knight's lively young quintet plays original compositions, drawing strongly from the jazz giants that have most influenced him during his time at the Guildhall School of Music. It's straight-ahead jazz, performed with flair and passion.
- Jazzwise Magazine
This is exciting and passionate music from a young saxophone player who has always impressed me with his mature attitude to playing. Original; and he’s done his homework! A new jazz voice!
- Barry Green
The Sam Knight Quintet is a band consisting of current and former students of the Guildhall School of Music. Combined, the band members have played in many different settings from Jazz-Fusion to Duos, and they all bring these experiences into the Quintet, creating unique and vibrant colours of sound.
The band plays original music that has been influenced by the compositional works of Kenny Wheeler, Dave Holland, Wycliffe Gordon, Seamus Blake and Chris Potter. The quintet takes advantage of its line-up and compositional style, creating high-energy and exciting music that spins and weaves traditional jazz into a new setting.
Sam Knight has been described as "...a wonderful writer and improviser who is fast becoming a significant, recognised voice on the UK scene. He is without doubt an important artist on my ‘keep an ear out for ...’ list." - Percy Pursglove