Primary Instrument: Saxophone
Centre-Line are a fresh, vibrant and creative jazz group based in London that prides itself on the spontaneity, creativity and empathy among its musicians. The group is directed by Darren Altman (drums) and Russell van den Berg (sax) and as a collective, its members enthuse to maintain its essential core sound. The individual members are busy gigging on the UK Jazz scene as well as playing internationally and have played with artists including Robin Eubanks, Trilok Gurtu, Jason Rebello, Michael Cain, Marty Ehrlich, Tim Garland, Gerard Presencer, Stan Sulzmann, Kenny Wheeler, Laydysmith Black Mambazo, BBC Radio Big Band, the Rob McConnell Big Band, Carla Bley, The London Jazz Orchestra, George Martin and many more recording artists. Centre-Line's repertoire including original compositions shows an empathy among the musicians which is truly exciting. No two gigs are the same, as the musicians have a mutual understanding about the freedom, expression and spontaneity that jazz offers: the group simply open their ears and play! As a consequence, Centre-Line is a new, vibrant, fresh sounding contemporary jazz group that will deliver exciting, creative, organic music to audiences around the world.
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