Music

Matt Carter Octet

Friday 12 May 2023

Matt Carter Octet is an exciting young band on today’s jazz scene. They’ve chosen to launch their long-awaited debut album, Read Between the Lines, in Lyme Regis. His band delivered the standout performance of our 2022 festival before recording started at the Livingstone Studios in north London. Now completed, they’ll play all ten tracks in their entirety as well as other material from their expanding repertoire.

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Bar opens 7:00 P.M.
Starts 8:00 P.M.
Advance £16.00
On the door £20.00
Under 18s £8.00

Unreserved Seating

Book online at any time, at the Lyme Regis Bookshop and Bridport Tourist Information Centre during normal opening hours, the Marine on Monday and Friday mornings 10 – 1, and over the phone on 01308 424901

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Matt Carter Octet is an exciting young band on today’s jazz scene. They’ve chosen to launch their long-awaited debut album, Read Between the Lines, in Lyme Regis. His band delivered the standout performance of our 2022 festival before recording started at the Livingstone Studios in north London. Now completed, they’ll play all ten tracks in their entirety as well as other material from their expanding repertoire.

Matt himself is very familiar to South West audiences. He cut his teeth as a player in and around his home in Devon before leaving for the Royal Academy of Music in London. There, he met many of his current band members.

He studied jazz piano at The Royal Academy of Music with Nikki Iles. He’s played with Dave Holland, Hamish Stuart (Average White Band) and Mike Lovett. But many know Matt for some of his less jazzy collaborations with artists such as Joss Stone, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Ashton Jones and, of course, Leigh Coleman.

Line-up:

Piano – Matt Carter

Bass – Joe Lee

Drums – Luke Tomlinson

Trumpet – Geroge Jefford

Tenor sax – Tom Smith, 

Baritone sax: Harry Greene

Alto sax – Jonny Ford

Trombone – Harry Maund