We’re thrilled to announced another Apollo Connect collaboration taking place on February 21st at HEART in Leeds. The band will be a two tenor chordless quartet featuring US saxophonist Dean Mongerio and Riley Stone-Lonergan.
American tenor saxophonist Dean Mongerio has performed extensively across the US both with jazz musicians like Rufus Reid and Sam Rivers and as a pop sideman with acts like The Temptations and The Drifters. Since 2011, Dean has been based in London and is set to release a new album in 2015.
Riley Stone-Lonergan is a musician well-known and respected on the Leeds and London jazz scenes. Winning a Yamaha Jazz Scholar Award in 2012, he has since worked extensively across the UK as a sideman and will debut his new quartet as a leader in April 2015 with gigs in Leeds and at Ronnie Scotts in London. He is set to release an album this year with sextet LOCUS.
Tickets for this gig are available through HEART and cost £8/6.
Apollo Connect is a series of performances brings together musicians from different cities and scenes and provides a rehearsal and performance space for the musicians to collaborate and perform together, broadening the networks of the musicians and creating unique one-off concerts for audiences.