The Button Band is a new project from top London Guitarist Andrew Button and showcases Andrew’s highly personal writing style. Distinctly British lyrical jazz with folk and country influences drawing inspiration fromBill Frisell, Loose Tubes, Brad Shepic, PigFoot.
“reminiscent of Bill Frisell’s cross-genre explorations”- London Jazz
“upbeat township swing straight out of the Loose Tubes mould, good-humoured and infectious.”- Geoff Winston
Featuring some of the most active and in demand young Jazz musicians on todays scene…
Andy Woolf – Tenor Sax
After graduating from the guildhall Andrew Woolf has dedicated himself to exploring and performing in a variety of musical styles. Initially classically-trained, he has expanded his musical landscape and now performs regularly on saxophone and clarinet in a variety of settings, ranging from modern jazz and improvisation ensembles such as Soma Quartet, Madwort Saxophone Quartet and more recently his own quintet, to projects embracing other musical cultures such as traditional Brazilian group Clube do Choro UK and modern Afrobeat bands Afrik Bawantu and Ozi Ozaa. He is also a singer with the London Vocal Project, which has
performed with Bobby McFerrin, Kenny Wheeler and Norma Winstone.
“… warm-toned mellifluous tenor saxophone… with elegant phrasing” -
Dave Manington – Double Bass
Dave Manington studied composition at Nottingham University 94-97 then attended the Guildhall School of Music Postgraduate Jazz course. Since leaving he has been in demand for a wide range of different ensembles in a variety of styles.
Dave composed for and led his own jazz septet for several years, and now leads a quartet which is part of London’s ‘LOOP’ collective, whilst also contributing music to many other projects. Dave’s music has recently been heard on Radio 3 and on television. He has also accumulated extensive studio experience recording albums and sessions as a sideman playing with luminaries like Mark Lockheart, Pete Wareham, Gwilym Simcock, Pete King, Martin Speake, Alan Barnes, Tim Whitehead, Salena Jones, Roberto Pla, Martin Shaw and John Etheridge amongst others. He’s played all around Europe and appeared in the Katmandu jazz festival, Cyprus Paradise jazz, Swanage, London and Brecon jazz festivals. He was also nominated for a Worshipful Company of Musicians jazz medal award in 2006
Jon Ormaston – Drums
Having studied Classical Percussion and Drumkit at the Royal Northern
College of Music, Jon went on to complete a Masters in Jazz at the Royal
Academy of Music. He has since had an active career performing and
recording in a diverse range of musical settings. Previous collaborations
include Guy Barker, Mark Anthony Turnage, as well as frequenting with the
London Jazz Orchestra.