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Fraser Smith - Tenor Sax

Joe Webb - Organ

Harry Sankey - Guitar

Gethin Jones - Drums

London based four piece Fraser & the Alibis play the hippest in Bop, Blues and Boogaloo.

 

Inspired by the big tenor sax sounds of Dexter Gordon and the screaming Hammond Organ of Jimmy Smith, the band play original tunes, deeply entrenched in the roots of the music. With a nod to 'Sam Butera and the Witnesses',  Fraser & the Alibis channel the intensity and feel good effect of the swing and jive music of the dance hall era, combined with the intricacies and virtuosities of later jazz movements. 

 

The band  features some of the most in-demand , young improvisers on the London scene. After playing approximately 400 gigs together over the last decade, they successfully released their debut Album in October 2017.

Previous Gigs:

RONNIE SCOTTS | THE VERDICT | SWANSEA JAZZ LAND | RWCMD | BRECON JAZZ FEST | BIRMINGHAM JAZZ FEST | SWANSEA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FEST | SOUTH BANK CENTRE | NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY LATES |CHELTENHAM JAZZ FEST | THE GREEN NOTE | 

THE VORTEX | JAZZUP! 

'An 'All Star' Outfit ' 

David Freeman - Jazz FM

'Smith wallows in that funky Gene Ammons/Ike Quebec sound'

Lance Liddle - Bebop spoken here

'Original tunes which take the virtues of 50s and 60s hard bop and soul jazz and infuse them with a youthful enthusiasm born of the 21st century.'

Ian Mann - Jazz Man

'Fraser & The Alibis happily embrace this genre with gusto'

Sandy Brown Jazz

'So Good. Just really natural Musicians' 

Adam Walton - BBC Wales

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