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Jazz at the Spotted Dog
104 Warwick Street, B12 0NH Birmingham, United Kingdom
London based alto saxophonist and composer Samuel Eagles was tutored at an early age by the renowned saxophonist Mornington Lockett. While a student of Lockett’s he performed with him on many occasions at venues such as the Bulls Head, Thames Jazz Festival and various venues in London. Eagles attended the Junior Jazz group at the Royal Academy of Music where performances included the Pizza Express Jazz Club (Dean Street) and Ronnie Scott’s. During this time he became lead alto in The Jazz Funk Collective, touring the UK and Ireland. For university Samuel received a BMus Hons Jazz Performance Degree from Trinity College of Music in 2012, studying with Russell Van Den Berg, Jason Yard, Mark Lockhart and Simon Purcell. The world famous saxophonist Jean Toussaint mentored Eagles for 2 years post graduation.
Eagles released his dewbut album Next Beginning in November 2014 on the F-IRE Label gaining critical acclaim, in particular, from The Guardian: “His assurance and inventiveness are impressive at any tempo”; and Jazzwise Magazine. His band toured England, Wales and Scotland performing music from the album with Bebop Spoken Here exclaiming “Eagles is one of The UK’s best contemporary saxmen”.
Eagles also maintains a busy schedule as a sideman with Nomad Soul Collective, Emeka Presents – Kalakuta, The Philip Clouts Quartet, The Jack Noke Quintet and Gero Schipmann Quintet.
Samuel Eagles — Alto Saxophone
Duncan Eagles — Tenor Saxophone
Ralph Wyld — Vibraphone
Sam Leak — Piano
Max Luthert — Double Bass
Dave Hamblett — Drums
As usual, your suggested donation of £5 in the jar at half time keeps the music happening every Tuesday, there are cheap drinks at the bar, and bring your instruments for jam session after the gig, hosted by Mr Josh Schofield!