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Polygon Quartet

Polygon launched their first album “Monkey Puzzle” at the 2017 Manchester Jazz Festival. They are a jazz saxophone quartet made up of 4 internationally award winning saxophone players. With original material written by Tom Thorp (Soprano/Alto) and Kyran Matthews (Baritone) Polygon blend the complex interplay of classical chamber music with fiery and virtuosic jazz improvisations. Their energetic performances see them journey through the realms of free improvisation to classic be-bop styles, alongside elements of classical music, funk and contemporary European jazz, using a variety of sax groupings. American Tenor specialist Jeff Guntren and Polish international jazz star Krzysztof Urbanski complete the quartet, bringing their own unique sounds and styles to the ensemble. Polygon promise an engaging, intimate and unique performance, with technical fireworks, melodic yet challenging compositions and exciting ensemble improvisation.

Awards

Tom Thorp - Best Instrumental Soloist, Johnny Raducanu International Jazz Competition 2017, Romania Finalist, Taichung International Saxophone Competition 2016, Taiwan Finalist, Presteigne Festival Composer's Competition 2012, UK Kyran Matthews - RNCM Gold Medal Festival winner 2013, UK Krzsystof Urbanski - Winner, Taichung International Saxophone Competition 2013, Taiwan Winner, Julius Keilworth Sax Idol Competition 2014, USA Finalist, Thelonius Monk Competition 2012, USA


Tags

Jeff Guntren - “one of the more interesting tenor players around” All About Jazz “an extremely dangerous soloist!” Robert Lancaster

Tom Thorp - “engaging and lyrical improvisations” Northern Jazz News “pushes the envelope....Thorp impresses on Tenor” Bebop Spoken Here. Kyran Matthews - “One to watch” Jazzwise Magazine

Krzsystof Urbanski - “one of the best of his generation” Thelonius Monk Institute.

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