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Fri, 19 May


Watford Pump House Theatre

Xhosa Cole Quartet

One of the UK's most exciting breakthrough saxophonists brings his Rhythm-A-Ting quartet to Watford.

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Xhosa Cole Quartet
Xhosa Cole Quartet


19 May 2023, 20:00

Watford Pump House Theatre, 5 Local Board Rd, Watford WD17 2JP, UK



Critically acclaimed saxophonist, flautist and composer, Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous community outreach arts programmes in Birmingham. 

Having started playing tenor saxophone at Andy Hamilton MBE’s Ladywood Community Music School, Xhosa has now established himself among the long legacy of Birmingham saxophonists including Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings.

In 2018 he was the recipient of the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award and has since performed alongside artists including Monty Alexander and Courtney Pine and as a soloist for the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; had the opportunity to perform at prestigious venues and events including the BBC Proms, Birmingham’s Symphony Hall and Ronnie Scotts; and in 2020 received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for Best Newcomer as well as having been nominated for the Jazz FM Breakthrough act.

Xhosa’s deep and authentic connection to the lineage of jazz music has helped to establish him among the most exciting young talents in the country. We're thrilled that he's chosen to play for us in Watford and we expect a fabulous & fun-filled evening in his company as he explores the music & influence of Thelonius Monk.


Xhosa Cole - saxophone

Josh Vadiveloo - double bass

Steve Saunders - guitar

Nathan England-Jones - drums


Our doors will open from 7pm as will a full bar. There is limited parking on site (including disabled spaces) with other parking nearby in Century Retail Park (up to 3 hours) and on street. The show will start at 8pm with an interval. All seats are allocated as per your ticket. We expect to conclude a little after 10pm.

Hot food is available from 7pm, made by Sam & Craig from The Village Kitchen. This will be yummy bowl-food including a vegan/vegetarian option.


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