Friday 05 April - 7:30pm

Five-Way Split Jazz & Dinner Sunbeam Theatre

Supported by our soundscape designers Bang & Olufsen.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Dinner orders to be taken by 7:15pm

Performance begins at 7:45pm

£30 Table Seating | £15 Standing

Quentin Collins (trumpet), Vasilis Xenopoulos (saxophone), Rob Barron (Piano), Matyas Hofecker (Bass), Matt Home (Drums) 

Five-Way Split is a new jointly-led band formed in 2020 featuring some of the finest contemporary bebop musicians in the UK. Five-Way Split is fronted by internationally renowned trumpet star Quentin Collins, Greek saxophone phenomenon Vasilis Xenopoulos and the golden touch of pianist Rob Barron. Added to this is virtuosic bassist Matyas Hofecker and rock-solid drummer Matt Home.  The band’s vision is to carry on the lineage of groups like Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers as well mirroring the New York contemporary-bop scene. From this inspiration, the band presents a sound that respects the tradition of the hard-bop era whilst also bringing it up to date for today’s audience. With an extensive repertoire of carefully crafted and imaginative original compositions, along with  hip, swinging material by greats like Jimmy Heath, Cedar Walton and Horace Silver, Five-Way Split delivers a night of the best swinging and soulful music in town.

Quentin Collins

“Splendid” ★★★★★ – BBC Music Magazine

Vasilis Xenopoulos

“One of the most fiery young saxophonists around” ★★★★ – The Times

Rob Barron

“Classic Jazz Piano at it’s best” 5/5 – UK Vibe

Band Bio

Five-Way Split are a band formed during lockdown period of 2020, featuring some of the UK’s leading Contemporary Bop musicians. Taking advantage of the times when musicians were allowed to meet, and rehearse but not perform, they quickly forged an unmistakable sound and unity which shines through in every performance.

Five-Way Split are trumpeter Quentin Collins, sax ace Vasilis Xenopoulos, Pianist Rob Barron, bassist Matyas honecker and drummer Matt Home, who collectively have worked with the likes of Al Jarreau, Kyle Eastwood, Stacey Kent and Barry Harris.

They have since played sold out shows at London’s Ronnie Scott’s & 606 Jazz Club, as well to appreciative full houses at jazz clubs up and down the country.

Their debut album “All The Way” was recorded at Livingston Studio in North London, and contains mostly original compositions by the band as well as a couple of choice arrangements of classic jazz standards. It’ll appeal to all those fans of Hard Bop and straight-ahead, contemporary jazz music.

Discover Five-Way Split: YouTube