Miyako jazz quartet

Pete Lyons (tenor sax), Alex Baker (alto sax), Rich Keates (double bass), Johnny Hunter (drums)


New and exciting Sheffield-based jazz quartet formed to explore the flexible format of the chordless quartet. From Gerry Mulligan and Chet Baker in the '50s, through to Ornette Coleman's '60s bands to Dave Holland and others in the '90s, the piano-less quartet has come a long way. "Miyako" have a contemporary take on this tradition with brand new compositions, drawing on many aspects of the Modern Jazz heritage.


Come and enjoy an entire afternoon of fresh, contemporary and original material written specifically for this line-up.


The band features Pete Lyons, one of the best tenor sax men around and strong supporter of all that is best of jazz in Sheffield from mainstream to the edgier adventures of bands in Discus. He has also a talented jazz educator and is one of the main forces behind the Jazz Yorkshire award winning workshop series in Sheffield. Mikayo's drummer Johnny Hunter is making a big name for himself through his new funky band "Skamel"


Miyako are at Seven Arts Leeds on Sunday 23 Sept 2012. Doors open 1pm, music 1.30-4pm £5/4 concessions, kids under 16 free families welcome