Made In Gorton

The Magic Hat Ensemble

Made in Gorton is the second studio album from this virtuosic Manchester based ensemble playing high-energy, elaborate arrangements of the standard repertoire with a tongue-in-cheek approach. With fans like Alan Barnes “This is one of the most refreshing groups I’ve heard in ages” and Jerry Bergonzi “The Magic Hat Ensemble have their own voice… with […]

Made In Gorton

Made in Gorton is the second studio album from this virtuosic Manchester based ensemble playing high-energy, elaborate arrangements of the standard repertoire with a tongue-in-cheek approach.

With fans like Alan Barnes “This is one of the most refreshing groups I’ve heard in ages” and Jerry Bergonzi “The Magic Hat Ensemble have their own voice… with a unique twist” this high-energy five-piece is one of a new breed of young UK jazz ensembles making themselves noticed and it demonstrates the wealth of talent that can be found north of the capital. It’s not all happening in London!

Led by trumpet/cornet player Steve Chadwick the band features Rob Turner on drums (winner of the Pizza Express Jazz Academy), Nick Blacka – Bass, Tony Ormesher – Guitar and Andrzej Baranek – Piano.

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“they play bop with an expert relish” (John Fordham, The Guardian) Read The Full Review