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image for Music item typeMatt Ridley Quartet at Colchester Arts Centre

Music, Sun 1 Oct 2017

Matt Ridley

Matt Ridley


Colchester Arts Centre


Church Street,


An imaginative soloist with a brace of albums to his credit, bassist Matt Ridley also roots his band with strength and simplicity, his gently melodic but rhythmically sophisticated themes providing ideal vehicles for some superb group interplay and inspired individual soloing.

While deeply rooted in the jazz tradition, Ridley prefers to create a unique sound-world. At the heart of each composition is a strong, melodic theme, incorporating classical, groove-based styles and World Music, while the ferocious improvisational skills of each member make for absorbing and entertaining listening.

Jason Yarde started out with the Jazz Warriors and went on to MD this landmark orchestra, becoming one of its principal writers. He has been twice-nominated for a BBC Jazz award for Innovation and has performed with the big bands of McCoy Tyner, Andrew Hill, Hermeto Pascoal, Sam Rivers and Manu Dibango.

John Turville is a creative, versatile, imaginative, multi-award winning pianist, who has recorded two acclaimed CDs under his own name, while George Hart has worked and recorded with Phil Donkin, Ivo Neame, Brigitte Beraha and Solstice. More recently, he has been touring and recording with Swing Out Sister.

Matt Ridley (Double Bass), Jason Yarde (Soprano/Alto Saxophones), John Turville (Piano), George Hart (Drums).

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 1 Oct 2017


Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!



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Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality