Vitor Pereira Quintet
“Somewhere in the Middle” album release
and UK tour
It embodies an idea which naturally spilt from this music where the audience meet the musicians in a symbiotic middle plane of mutual stimulation.
With a variety of influences from “Vijay Iyer” to “Queens of the stone age”, this compositions are carefully thought to fulfil a mixed bag of particular tastes of a refined but diverse audience whilst at the same time they offer excellent platforms for the musicians to shape and bend the music as they please and feel on the moment.
Being it a thrill for head-banging guitar riffs or the complexity of contrapuntal interweaving melodic lines, this music will induce a comprehensive and contrasting journey.
We live in a polarised world today, both musically and socially and although the fringes can be very trending, this album tends to sit on the idea that there’s plenty of space to be innovative and unique when you navigate in the middle.
The choice of musicians was equally important. All of them are extremely open and versatile musicians which understand the music very well and naturally take a lot of liberties both on the written and improvised material.
This is essential for the music to have the elastic and organic sound it has as well as to produce the cohesive nature of this album’s idea.
His interest in Jazz took him to participate in seminars and private lessons with the likes of Pat Metheny, Jonathan Kreisberg, Gilad Hekselman or Aaron Goldberg to name a few and ultimately led him to London in 2004 to study at the “Middlesex University”.
Living in London since then he is an active name in the UK and Europe playing with names like: James Allsopp, Asaf Sirkis, Josh Arcoleo, Binker Goldings, Marc Demuth, etc…
Leading his quintet, Vitor has published two albums and had several radio plays, interviews and numerous performances across Europe like the “Portajazz festival” in Porto.
Vitor Pereira Quintet
Chris Williams - alto sax
Alam Nathoo - tenor sax
Mick Coady - bass
Adam Teixeira - drums
UK Tour - Autumn 2018
08/11/2018 - Cardiff - Cafe Jazz
09/11/2018 - Bristol - Bebop Club
10/11/2018 - Shrewsbury - The Hive
12/11/2018 - Manchester - The Whiskey Jar
13/11/2018 - Birmingham - The Spotted Dog
16/11/2018 - Birmingham - Jazzlines
17/11/2018 - Brighton - The Verdict
18/11/2018 - Southampton - Southampton Modern Jazz Club
05/12/2018 - London - The Vortex
Official release date