Duncan Eagles a London-based saxophonist who performs regularly at venues and festivals all over the world.
Throughout his career so far, he has appeared at many major venues and festivals around the world including Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express Jazz Club (Soho), Cheltenham International Jazz Festival, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival, Moods Jazz Club (Zurich), Wuhan Jazz Fest (China), The Kings Place, Brecon Jazz Festival, Love Supreme Jazz Festival and The Paris Cat (Melbourne). Duncan was also one of the musicians selected for Serious’s Take 5 scheme for 2017 – more info on that HERE
As well as running his own groups, Duncan is also very much in demand as a sideman, and has performed with some of the top names and bands in the music world including Gary Husband, Zara McFarlane, Melt Yourself Down, Mark Mondesir, Ola Onabule and Janek Gwizdala to name a few.
Duncan is also recognized for his work with critically acclaimed band, Partikel who have released four albums to date, their second, third and fourth albums “Cohesion”, “String Theory” and Counteraction being signed on one of the world’s most exciting labels, Whirlwind Recordings, and have been met with praise form the UK, European and USA press, Cohesion being hailed as one of the top 10 releases of 2012 according to renown critic Kevin LeGendre and String Theory making it into the European Jazz Network Charts and also the Daily Telegraph’s best albums of 2015 . In 2017 they were nominated for a parliamentary jazz award in the category of “Best Jazz Ensemble” alongside Phronesis and Binker and Moses.
Duncan’s most recent album ‘Citizen’ was released this year on prominent USA label Ropeadope and is his debut as a leader. This group most recently opened for saxophone legend Joshua Redman at the Barbican in London, also performed two nights at Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club and appeared at the Love Supreme Jazz Festival and Bremen Music Festival.
Duncan Eagles – Partikel – ANNIVERSARY SONG
ANNIVERSARY SONG, Partikel’s new album is released by BERTHOLD records on May 2022 .
The songs were all composed by Eagles and arranged collectively by the jazz trio, which excels here with its adventurous and virtuosic musicianship.
This is Partikel’s fifth album whose title ANNIVERSARY SONG marks the group’s 10th year. The first public appearance was in The Great Horse, a pub in Kingston, south west London. “Eric Clapton and all the local musicians used to play there on a Monday, “recalls Eagles. “We did a residency there and became quite popular playing standards, then we started to write our own music. But the money was bad, so when a club in Streatham opened, The Hideaway, we went on to do that.”
Duncan Eagles (Quartet ) is preparing to release his second album with renowned label Ropeadope
The album features Tomasz Bura (Incognito) on piano, Max Luthert (Moses Boyd) on bass and Zoe Pascal (Steve Williamson) on drums. Click the player below to listen to the new music..
“This is music that I have been writing throughout the pandemic and I’m excited to bring it to life with these amazing musicians. Max is someone I’ve known and been working regularly with for most of my life. He always brings a solid, musical and positive foundation to everything he does and I’m happy to have him on board. Zoe is someone I’ve met more recently who blew me away with the maturity he performs with at such a young age. He has so much fire in his playing which is something that will energize this new music. Tomasz is someone who I don’t really know and we have only played together one or two times but he is also someone who’s playing I admire very much. The few times we have played together left quite an impression on me and I’m so pleased he is involved. These musicians are the first calls I had for this music and I can’t wait to get recording with them!”
Territories: Europe except UK and on request
09.09.22-DE Jazzclub Karlsruhe, tbc
Duncan Eagles Quartet out now on 'Ropeadope'
19.05.23- DE Jazzclub Paderborn
Duncan Quartet /Trio
Travelparty: 4 – 5
Booking Territory: Europe except GB
Duncan Eagles – Saxophone
Tomasz Bura – Piano
Max Luthert – Bass
Zoe Pascal – Drumss
Duncan Eagles – Saxophon
“Saxophonist Duncan Eagles holds the stage with his attractively dry tone, sharpness and the urgent ferocity of his tenor improvising” John Fordham, The Guardian
“In Duncan Eagles we have a young tenor / soprano saxist, a mere 25, who has listened and absorbed the past. His tone on tenor brings to mind Stan Getz, it’s simply sublime, yet his ideas are very much entrenched in the jazz of today and tomorrow.” BeBop Spoken Here
Eagles offers up a masterclass in sensitive tenor saxophone” All About Jazz
“When Duncan Eagles picks up the soprano saxophone you could be listening to Courtney Pine.”Stereoplay –
“He’s a master in fine distinctions, who moves effortlessly between traditional and modern styles of playing” Klaus Gholke (booker at Jazz Im Braunschweig, Germany)