21.Mar.13QC/BA Quartet Featuring Omar MBE @ Pizza Express Jazz Club

The quartet's first London gig for sometime will feature some of our music, new and old + the legendary soul survivor Omar. We will perform some re-workings of his new material as well as the classics that one would expect!

Line-up:

Quentin Collins- trumpet
Brandon Allen- saxophone
Ross Stanley- organ
Enzo Zirilli- drums

Omar MBE- vocals/Nord Lead

to book tickets, follow the link below:

http://www.pizzaexpresslive.com/jazzList.aspx?showId=49b9629d-a058-4c31-bdba-111bb7dc099f&showDateId=6212

19.Oct.12Joe Cang next guest for QC/BA Quartet

We (the QC/BA Quartet!) are very much looking forward to having wonderful singer/songwriter Joe Cang guest on the long running residency 'The Late Set Session' at my favourite London venue the Hideaway in streatham. All gig details in 'gigs' section. Expect an eclectic mix of Joe's best known, new and old songs, including the million selling 'Shine'.

21.Sep.12Dennis Rollins next guest for QC/BA Quartet

We're very excited to have the ultra-funky trombone maestro Dennis Rollins guesting on our monthly 'Late Set Sessions' residency at the Hideaway in Streatham. For all details, follow the link. It's such a great venue and every gig we've done there has been very well received indeed!

21.Sep.12QC/BA Quartet gig at Scarborough Jazz Festival to be recorded by Radio 3!

Radio 3's long-standing programme 'Jazz Line-Up' will be recording our 75min set at the prestigious Scarborough Jazz Festival on September 28th (See gigs section for details). To be broadcast around the end of October (27th maybe!), one half at a time over 2 shows.

05.Mar.12QC/BA Quartet come to the Forge Camden this friday 9th March

So far, so good for the Spring Tour thus far which has seen us play in Southampton, Bristol, Cardiff, Poole, Stratford-Upon-Avon as well as London.

This friday we play at a fantastic venue in Camden, London. It's run by musicians for musicians so the sound and atmosphere are both great. You can eat really good Italian food too!!

Follow the above link to book tickets in advance. It's £10 in advance, £8 for students so really not too bad at all!!

Hope to see you there!

10.Feb.12The 'Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet' spring tour is almost upon us. All the dates are in the gigs section, starting with the Hideaway next friday 17th February. Special guest with the quartet will be the legendary Hamish Stuart of Average White Band fame. We'll be doing the usual quartet set followed by a set of Hamish's songs, old and new, plus some carefully chosen cover tunes.

All the dates are in the gigs section, starting with the Hideaway next friday 17th February. Special guest with the quartet will be the legendary Hamish Stuart of Average White Band fame. We'll be doing the usual quartet set followed by a set of Hamish's songs, old and new, plus some carefully chosen cover tunes.

04.Aug.11Debut Pizza Express gig for the Quartet fast approaching..

The Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet are performing at the prestigous Central London Venue Pizza Express on Dean Street in Soho on the 24th August. Promoting the new album 'What's It Gonna Be?' which has garnered some great reviews (see reviews section). This is a venue that all four members have played individually on countless occasions but will be their 1st as a group.

Click 'launch related site' below to book a table.

04.Aug.11'What's It Gonna Be?' available on the Sunlightsquare website

'What's It Gonna Be?', the recently released and critically acclaimed album from 'The Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet' is now available from the record label's website. Click 'launch related site' below to order a copy!

08.Apr.11'What's It Gonna Be?' to be released May 23rd

The long-awaited album from my latest group 'The Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet' will be released on May 23rd in all good stores/online outlets.

Advance copies can be purchased by contacting me here!

28.Mar.114 gigs in 2 days!

The Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet celebrate the imminent release of their debut CD with 4 gigs in 2 days, at 2 great central London Venue's.

6.30pm-7.30pm at Ray's Jazz Cafe, free admission. 11pm-3.00am at Ronnie Scott's. All details on the above link.

15.Oct.10The Late Set welcomes Tony Remy

Guitar great Tony Remy is this weeks guest at The Late Set. One of the UK's greatest ever guitarist in many styles, expect blues/funk/jazz grooves of the highest order with the regular house band of Quentin, Brandon, Ross & Enzo. More details under gigs section

10.Oct.10The Late Set welcomes Ray Gelato

This coming friday we are delighted to welcome as our special guest performer the Godfather of UK swing, Ray Gelato. If you haven't seen/heard Ray perform then now is a rare chance to see him in an intimate setting- he's got a great Louis Prima-styled voice & plays some mean honking tenor sax so expect some tough-tenor battles between him & Brandon Allen! We welcome back the great Enzo Zirilli on drums for the house band, as well as Ross Stanley on organ, Quentin Collins & Brandon.

Should be a great night, get your tickets here- http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user?query=search®ion=xxx&category=misc&search=ray+gelato&x=0&y=0

See you down there!

05.Oct.10Nice review of last friday's 'Late Set' gig

Here is a very nice review of last friday's gig featuring Paloma Faith


http://londonjazz.blogspot.com/2010/10/review-paloma-faith-last-days-of.html

01.Oct.10The Late Set welcolmes Paloma Faith

we're very happy to have wonderful singer Paloma Faith guesting this week at the Late Set. All details in my gigs section

13.Sep.10The Late Set welcomes UK alto sax great Nigel Hitchcock this friday 17th september.

We're very excited to be playing this friday with Nigel Hitchcock at Last Days Of Decadence.

The full line-up will be: Quentin Collins- trumpet; Brandon Allen- tenor sax; Grant Windsor- organ; Enzo Zirilli- drums + special guest Nigel Hitchcock- alto sax.

The material will range from some specially arranged versions of the quartets tunes + some jazz classics.

The usual two sets of music will begin at 21.30 with a house band set of original music & then the late set with Nigel will start around 23.00.

See www.thelateset.com or the gigs section for more info.

13.Sep.10Quentin Collins Trio playing the Douro Jazz Festival

I'll be leading a trio featuring Chris Allard on guitar & Adam King on double bass in the 2010 Douro International Jazz Festival where we'll play 4 concerts. The material will be a mixture of original compositions & standards.

21.Aug.10'The Late Set' every friday @ Last Days Of Decadence

'The Quentin Collins/Brandon Allen Quartet' have been the house band for a new friday residency at Shoreditch's hippest club 'The Last Days Of Decadence' for the past 3 months.

The band is: Ross Stanley- organ; Enzo Zirilli- drums; Brandon Allen- tenor sax; Quentin Collins- trumpet/flugelhorn

Each week we introduce a new guest artist to perform a one-off set of music with the quartet. So far we have been blessed by the presence of amongst others, Natalie Williams, Liane Carroll, Gwyneth Herbert, Noel McKoy & Cleveland Watkiss. Over the coming weeks we shall be welcolming the likes of the great Omar (3rd september), Nigel Hitchcock (17th september), Ray Gelato (8th october), Tony Remy (15th october) & Lizzy Parks (29th october).

The quartet play an opening set of their own compositions at 9.30pm, including material from their soon to be released album (SunlightSquare records), with 'The Late Set' starting at 11pm.

Check www.thelateset.com for more details or facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=110688475641513

03.Nov.08Transatlantic Collective release debut album & tour UK

The Transatlantic Collective have just released their debut album "Traveling Song" on Woodville Records. It is available in all major record shops, online on Itunes or from the band website. They'll be on tour throughout november, Quentin will be joining them for the majority of dates, see the "gigs" section.

19.Dec.07"If Not Now, Then When" voted 5th best jazz album of year in MOJO magazine

Quentin's debut album "If Not Now, Then When" was voted 5th best Jazz Album of 2007 in the january 2008 edition of MOJO magazine

12.Dec.07Quentin tours & records with The Transatlantic Collective

Quentin has just completed a UK & europe-wide tour with up-and -coming contemporary jazz outfit the Transatlantic Collective. This culminated in a live album recording @ the Vortex, a prestigious London Jazz club. The music is serious minded originals that look to the future whilst always keeping one foot planted in the tradition..Look out for a mid-2008 release of the record on Sunlightsquare Records. Also check check out their website..

19.Mar.07Q’s “If Not Now Then When?”

Quentin's album is out today!
Find it in all major retailers on the high street and online!
The will be featured on the jazz displays @ HMV stores nationwide.
Also available @ Ray's jazz @ Foyles bookshop, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB where Quentin will perform tracks from the album on the day @ 6-6.30p.m.

01.Mar.07Quentin Collins album release party @ the Spitz

Quentin's exceptional album is out on the 19th March!
join us for the, 'If Not Now, Then when' release party at Spitz on the 22nd March. From 8p.m. £9/7
The address is 109 Commercial St. Old Spitalfields Market. LONDON. E1 6BG
See you all there!