'Thoughtful music; melodic, flowing and measured, with enough twists and turns to keep everyone engaged-'
- Mike Walker (Dave Holland, Tal Farlow, Anthony Braxton)
'...there’s a maturity and generosity in each other’s musical company that makes Wandering Monster just a little special-‘
- Andy Robson - Jazzwise
Sam Quintana- Double Bass/Compositions
Ben Powling- Tenor Saxophone
Calvin Travers- Guitar
Richard Harrold- Piano/keys
Tom Higham- Drums
Producing a sound that’s intense and raucous, yet sensitive and intellectual, Wandering Monster reaches beyond what may be expected from the tried and tested line-up of the tenor saxophone/guitar quintet. The band performs original compositions influenced by their love of jazz, rock and world music. The group hail from the vibrant city of Leeds, home to a thriving jazz scene that has produced the likes of Roller Trio, Trio VD, Matthew Bourne and Submotion Orchestra. Audiences can expect a dynamic, spontaneous and energetic live performance synonymous with the city’s roster of innovative artists. Having emerged from Leeds onto the national jazz scene, Wandering Monster is part of the exciting wave of young artists operating in the UK today.