Saxophonist, flautist and composer Rob Lavers has established himself as an accomplished jazz musician. Early on in his career he gained runner-up in the Young Jazz Musician of the Year and has since toured worldwide, performing with numerous artists including New Mastersounds, Evelyn Glennie and Juan Martin. Last year the Quartet performed to a packed house at the Manchester Jazz Festival and were described as a ‘revelation’ in Jazzwise Magazine.Rob has recorded five albums as band leader.He now resides in Paris .
Not only a fine saxophonist with a distinctively rich tone,
Lavers is also an accomplished composer...Robert Shore,
JazzWise review of 'Six'. June 2010.***
...here is a talent deserving of wider recognition. JazzMann
review of 'Six' May 2010 ****
“It’s important for sax players to achieve a unique sound.
Rob’s rich tone on tenor is perfectly complimented by the
ethereal sweetness of his flute playing, and his soprano work
is beautifully assured on this most stubborn of the saxes - his
sound is very definitely his own ” Mark Norton, MCPS
Lavers comes across as a strong performer on both tenor
and soprano. Kenny Mathieson,Jazzwise***
This is a band with a great sense of ensemble and an
individual sound Nick Jones, Leicester Mercury
A lovely rich mix of contrasting instruments, tempos and
styles Michael Kearley, Jnoir review
The Rob Lavers Quartet were a revelation, conjuring up a
late 1960s Joe Henderson set- they show great promise.
Manchester jazz festival, Tim Stenhouse, JazzWise