Casey Greene’s Latin Four
Casey Greene – Flute & Saxophones
Andrzej Baranek – Piano
Simon King – Bass
Carl Hemmingsley – Drums
“an intricate, tightly woven tapestry of Latin jazz” – KJA Advocate
“effective fusion of Latin rhythms and jazz soloing."
"fresh and invigorating. sophisticated composer” – www.24dash.com
“energy and exuberance!” – SalsaCentral.com
A mix or Cuban Salsa, Mambo, Cha Cha Cha, Funk and Fusion.
An intoxicating blend of rhythm, melody and harmony.
Tunes from Hilton Ruiz, Mongo Santamaria, Milto Nascimento and Ray Barreto. Casey has also written his own compositions and arranged some well know Jazz standards with a Cuban twist.
An exciting and fresh approach to improvised music.
- AberJazz Festival – Wales
- Bearwood Jazz Club – Birmingham
- Birmingham Symphony Hall Bridgnorth Jazz Festival
- Feathers – Ludlow Full Moon Festival – Stafford
- Floridita – London
- Grazia Bar – Shrewsbury
- Jam House – Birmingham
- Jazz By Candleight – Birmingham
- Ludlow Assembley Rooms
- Newfoundland Music Festival –Wales
- Quay Arts Centre – Isle Of Wight
- Shrewsbury Jazz Network
- Stratford Jazz Club – Stratford upon Avon
- Summer Season Festival – Shrewsbury
- The Daffodil – Cheltenham
- Watermill Jazz Club – Surrey
- The Basement – Sydney
- Sydney Jazz Festival
- Manly Jazz Festival – Sydney
- Bacardi Latin Festival – Sydney
Casey Greene – Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet
Australian born, Casey Greene has been playing his music throughout the UK since 2004. As well as the Casey Greene Latin Four, he leads his other bands – Quiver, Casey Greene Quartet and Sextet. He is also an active music teacher, composer, arranger and conductor. His playing has taken him to many destinations including Australia, USA, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, New Zealand and the Middle East.
Andrzej Baranek – Piano
Andrzej Baranek is a highly regarded jazz pianist on the Manchester jazz scene. Born in 1982, Andrzej has worked with an impressive array of artists, including Alan Barnes , Scott Hamilton and Jimmy Bosch. Aside from Mojito , Andrzej is also busy with the Shakedown jazz band and the Magic Hat Ensemble.
Peter Turner – Bass
Nick Blacka plays double bass with the top jazz outfit “The Magic Hat Ensemble” and is one of the first call bassists for touring leading jazz soloists visiting the North West. Regular appearances alongside names from the UK Jazz scene, including Alan Barnes, Dave O’Higgins, Ben Clatworthy, Iain Dixon, Neil Yates, Stuart McCallum…
Simon King – Drums
Simon played with many influential jazz musicians, including Randy Brecker, Jonny King, Pete King, Tim Garland, Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen and Norma Winstone. Simon has also recently appeared with pop singer Jane McDonald. He won the Musician’s Union Outstanding Musician Prize in 2003 and 2005, was a finalist in the 2001 Perrier Young Jazz Awards and has performed his own works on BBC Radio 2.
He completed Post Graduate studies after graduating with a 1st class honours degree from Leeds College of Music.
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