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Christian Brewer 
 
Christian is one of the most lyrical and soulful alto players to have emerged
from the UK in recent years. Loved for his melodic playing and pure tone,
he has risen to prominence on the British jazz scene. He is now a regular at
London¹s prestigious Ronnie Scotts and both he and his band are in great
demand. His musical roots besides jazz also include funk and groove
orientated music.
Christian studied at Leeds and The Guildhall School of Music.
He has performed in Europe¹s top clubs and festivals. With pianist Chano
Dominguez and bass player Francis Pose, he played in most of Spain¹s
international festivals (1989 91) including Seville, Malaga, Granada,
Huelva, Jaen and Ceuta (North Africa). The group they formed, OEDecoy¹,
also performed in Café Central in Madrid and recorded for television (Jazz
Entre Amigos) and radio. In Spain he also collaborated with tenor
saxophonists Dave Schnitter (ex Art Blakey), Jorge Pardo(Paco de Lucia )
and Antonio Mesa; and played extensively with guitarist Tito Alcedo.
In the UK Christian has worked extensively with trumpet player Damon
Brown, touring England, Scotland and Italy.
Since 2000 he has been leading his own group featuring the Leon
Greening, Tom Herbert and Sebastian Rochford. His debut CD has won
much critical acclaim, both at home and abroad. In 2003 the group
performed at the Barcelona Masimas Jazz festival in August, toured the UK
and successfully completed their third week at Ronnie Scotts in two years.
In November 2003 Christian was invited to play in Macau Jazz Festival
(Hong Kong)This lead to an extensive 3 week tour of portugal in
2004(alongside english trumpeter Quentin Collins) finishing in the
prestigious Hot Club of Lisbon.
Christian formed his quintet featuring the multi talented JimHart on
vibes,Tristan Mailliot on drums, Phil Donkin on bass and Leon Greening on
piano.The group played 2weeks at Ronnie Scotts during the yearand
recorded a live cd there,which is due out on the house label.The group
toured the uk during 2005; played at Swanage,Scarborough,Villa Real and
Lisbon international jazz festivals.(Portugal)
Their highly acclaimed cd “Seesaw” was released on Basho Records in
may 2006.
Both of Christian's cds have won acclaim in Europe.In the InternationalJazz
Competition of Granada(spain) his previous cd (introducing
ChristianBrewer)came second in the competition in 2004,and during
2005,the group occupied the runner -up spot again with a special mention.
In january 2008,Christian Brewer formed a quintet with Trumpet player
Damon Brown ,Sebastiaan de Krom on drums ,Leon Greening on piano,and
Oli hayhurst on bass.The quintet toured northern spain performing in
barcelona,Terrassa and Castellon.

Christian is one of the most lyrical and soulful alto players to have emerged
from the UK in recent years. Loved for his melodic playing and pure tone,
he has risen to prominence on the British jazz scene. He is now a regular at
London¹s prestigious Ronnie Scotts and both he and his band are in great
demand. His musical roots besides jazz also include funk and groove
orientated music.
Christian studied at Leeds and The Guildhall School of Music.
He has performed in Europe¹s top clubs and festivals. With pianist Chano
Dominguez and bass player Francis Pose, he played in most of Spain¹s
international festivals (1989 91) including Seville, Malaga, Granada,
Huelva, Jaen and Ceuta (North Africa). The group they formed, OEDecoy¹,
also performed in Café Central in Madrid and recorded for television (Jazz
Entre Amigos) and radio. In Spain he also collaborated with tenor
saxophonists Dave Schnitter (ex Art Blakey), Jorge Pardo(Paco de Lucia )
and Antonio Mesa; and played extensively with guitarist Tito Alcedo.
In the UK Christian has worked extensively with trumpet player Damon
Brown, touring England, Scotland and Italy.
Since 2000 he has been leading his own group featuring the Leon
Greening, Tom Herbert and Sebastian Rochford. His debut CD has won
much critical acclaim, both at home and abroad. In 2003 the group
performed at the Barcelona Masimas Jazz festival in August, toured the UK
and successfully completed their third week at Ronnie Scotts in two years.
In November 2003 Christian was invited to play in Macau Jazz Festival
(Hong Kong)This lead to an extensive 3 week tour of portugal in
2004(alongside english trumpeter Quentin Collins) finishing in the
prestigious Hot Club of Lisbon.
Christian formed his quintet featuring the multi talented JimHart on
vibes,Tristan Mailliot on drums, Phil Donkin on bass and Leon Greening on
piano.The group played 2weeks at Ronnie Scotts during the yearand
recorded a live cd there,which is due out on the house label.The group
toured the uk during 2005; played at Swanage,Scarborough,Villa Real and
Lisbon international jazz festivals.(Portugal)
Their highly acclaimed cd “Seesaw” was released on Basho Records in
may 2006.
Both of Christian's cds have won acclaim in Europe.In the InternationalJazz
Competition of Granada(spain) his previous cd (introducing
ChristianBrewer)came second in the competition in 2004,and during
2005,the group occupied the runner -up spot again with a special mention.
In january 2008,Christian Brewer formed a quintet with Trumpet player
Damon Brown ,Sebastiaan de Krom on drums ,Leon Greening on piano,and
Oli hayhurst on bass.The quintet toured northern spain performing in
barcelona,Terrassa and Castellon.
 
   


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