Rob Cope - tenor saxophone
Tom Taylor - piano
Jon Ormston - drums
Southbound combine classical subtleties with the creative energy of contemporary jazz. Sharing a love of the both the classical and jazz traditions, this bassless quartet are continually surprising – at one moment unboundedly explorative, and the next powerfully grounded.
With a compositional assurance and pianissimo control that makes clear their classical influence, Southbound draw on the angular melodies of Tim Berne, and are driven by the constant creativity that marks out US composer / trumpeter Dave Douglas.
Recent gigs have included capacity shows at jazz festivals in Manchester, London and Kongsberg (Norway) as well as a broadcast for BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line Up from the Southport Jazz Festival.