Theo May’s Odd Unit Quintet at The Jazz Room

We are delighted to present prodigious young violinist Theo May with his ‘Odd Unit’ Quintet
The music of Theo May’s brand new ‘Odd Unit Quintet’ is a highly personal and original response to the music that has inspired and captivated him throughout his life. High octane and fiercely frenetic folk-like dances contrast with dark and mysterious soundscapes and painfully melancholic and lyrical pieces.
Difficult to pigeon-hole into a genre, but immediately recognisable and striking in its originality and energy, the music of Odd Unit draws upon Theo’s love of Folk, Jazz and modern Classical influences to weave a vibrant and rich musical tapestry that is unique, fresh and exciting whilst at the same time being
immediately listenable, groovy and captivating.
Brought to life by a fantastic line-up of young players from the London Jazz scene as well as Theo’s highly individual violin playing, this music is sure
to excite and thrill listeners of all musical tastes.
Tickets £12 in advance / £15 on the door
Line up:
Theo May – Violins, Composition & Bandleader
Gustavo Clayton Maurucci – Clarinets
Lukasz Niemancewicz – Piano
Ali Watson – Bass
Alex Temple-Heald – Drums
May begins the gig with a group of his sprightly peers from the Royal College of Music on piano, cello, drums, soprano saxophone, violins, bass and flute. What starts as a youthful, stomping barnyard dance is gradually transformed into a piece of frenzied, racing music. – Morning Star review of Theo May Quintet at Cafe Oto