The Andy Hague Quintet
The line-up on Andy’s most recent recording is Andy Hague - trumpet/flugel, Ben Waghorn - tenor sax, Jim Blomfield - piano, Will Harris - bass, Mark Whitlam - drums.
Bassist Greg Cordez and drummer Andy Tween also make regular gig appearances.
The repertoire combines Andy’s catchy original compositions with rearranged and lesser known standards.
The collective impact of what amounts to a South-West supergroup was close to overpowering - The Independent On Sunday.
Their musicianship & togetherness are impressive, matching the fire of Art Blakey's groups - Musicians' Union Magazine
Each of the ten tracks on this CD is a gem, showing off both the versatility of the players and the well-established empathy they have together...the soloing is stylish throughout - Venue Magazine review of Walk the Walk.
This newish project is an instrumental salsa band with Andy Hague & Jonny Bruce - trumpets, Ben Waghorn - sax, Nick Attwood - trombone, Jim Blomfield - piano, Thad Kelly - bass, Andy Tween - drums and Lisa Cherian - congas.
The Andy Hague Big Band
The Andy Hague Big Band is a showcase for the huge amount of jazz talent we have in and around Bristol. The band has played two sell-out shows at The Tobacco Factory and received great reviews for their performance at Swanage Jazz Festival 2007. Besides their jazz activities band members have many TV, film and session credits on their CV's, including performances with chart bands Portishead, Goldfrapp & Kasabian.
Outstanding soloists - JAZZ UK.
His band was superb, relaxed yet focussed, packed with serious soloists, Hague among them, the writing quite spell-binding - JAZZ JOURNAL.
This is a tribute to Horace Silver, for which we add Kevin Figes to the quintet line-up to form a sextet. We perform a selection of Silver’s uplifting and groovy music from throughout his long career, with transcriptions from the recordings and new arrangements by Andy.
Toes were indeed tapped, and the capacity crowd were even jigging in their seats...this was a well-matched band playing intelligent & accessible jazz, and a great tribute to an under-appreciated master - Venue Magazine.