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Matt Carter Octet [Jazz]

Matt Carter Octet [Jazz]

Doors at 7pm

Performance 8-10pm (with interval)

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Matt Carter Octet

‘Exuberant, energetic playing from multi-talented musicians – the shape of British jazz to come!’ – Jazz Jurasica

The Matt Carter Octet is one of the most exciting young bands on today’s UK jazz scene. They released their debut album ‘Read Between the Lines’ in 2023 to critical acclaim, after a successful UK tour in the summer. They’ve sold out venues across the country, and are looking forward to bringing their music to Peggy’s Skylight once more.

‘Carter’s own piano is as tasteful and neatly phrased as you could wish… ultra-hip, finger clicking arrangements.’ – ​★★★★ Jazzwise

Matt Carter
Matt himself is no stranger to Peggy’s, having played there twice before with his octet, and also with ‘Three’s Up’ organ trio. He cut his teeth as a player in and around his home in Devon before leaving for the Royal Academy of Music in London. There, he met many of his current band members.

He’s spent his time working as a pianist, composer, and writer, with many arrangements and compositions to his credit. His writing has been compared to Marty Paich, and he is heavily influenced by US West Coast jazz from the 50’s and 60’s. So, his compositions are peppered with swinging dynamic solo sections.

Many know Matt for some of his performances with artists such as Wet Wet Wet, Go West, Joss Stone, Ashton Jones, Leigh Coleman, Rosie Frater-Taylor and Myles Sanko.

Piano – Matt Carter
Bass – Joe Lee
Drums – Luke Tomlinson
Trumpet – Geroge Jefford
Tenor sax – Tom Smith
Baritone sax – Harry Greene
Alto sax – Jonny Ford
Trombone – Harry Maund


13 Jun 2024

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Ticket and Venue information:

  • You can request to be seated in ‘Dizzy’ (raked theatre), ‘Duke’ (side wall), ‘Billie’ (front of stage) or ‘Mingus’ (near piano) and we will do our best to allocate you to your chosen seats.
  • Though we can guarantee that you will have a table, we cannot guarantee exactly where, as we do our best to fulfil all customers requirements
  • Seating in ‘Ella’ or ‘Satchmo’ (by the windows) is allocated last, unless specifically requested. Please note, a few of these seats are restricted view
  • All seats are at a table or bar where you can order food and drink with table service
  • You can view a seating plan here


  • Please email to reserve a suitable seat for you and your party
  • We have an accessible toilet on the ground floor

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