Square One are an award-winning Glasgow-based quartet, known for their brand of heavy-hitting melodic jazz and energised live performances. Whilst their music blends folk-inspired lyricism with a gritty rock edge, it is an intelligent musical rapport that makes Square One much more than the sum of all these parts.
BBC Radio Scotland has described them as ''A powerhouse of Scottish jazz talent'', while Radio 3's Julian Joseph remarked that Square One are ''A soulful and empathetic band with an irresistible charisma...they dominated the room from beat one". The group’s debut album 'In Motion' confirms that such commendations are justified. All the evidence required is contained in ten tunes, featuring articulate interplay and tremendous improvisational daring.
This vibrant four-piece are the proud recipients of the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award administered by Help Musicians UK for emerging jazz artists. In October 2016, they released their debut album ‘In Motion’ to acclaim by critics and listeners alike, along with an international tour.
In March 2018, Square One collaborated with virtuoso saxophonist Andy Middleton (USA), touring Scotland and recording an album, which will be released in Autumn 2018. has performed across the UK. Keep up with all the latest developments by following the band on Facebook and Twitter, or joining their mailing list.
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