Ivo Neame Quintet

Ivo Neame – piano
Jim Hart – vibes
Tori Freestone – sax/flute
Jasper Høiby – bass
Dave Hamblett – drums

This band features some of the finest young jazz musicians from London playing melodic contemporary original music. Influenced by musicians such as Keith Jarrett, The Claudia Quintet, Paul Hindemith and Arve Henriksen, the ethos of the band is to play music that moves seamlessly from freely improvised explorations to tightly arranged sections.

"Neame is a resourceful pianist, capable of moving uncontrivedly between the musical poles of hushed contemplation and rollicking exuberance."
Chris Parker, October 2007 Vortex jazz review

"Young Loop Collective-affiliated pianist Neame has a refreshing, melodic approach laced with plenty of sly modern flourishes and a knack for a writing a good tune." Time Out

"Their music is adventurous, consisting of quirky originals with appropriately off-centre titles packed with constantly shifting rhythms skilfully and powerfully played by the ever-improving Maddren and robustly propelled by the dark-toned Høiby. With the intelligently virtuosic Neame and the inexhaustibly inventive Hart as gripping soloists, this is a punchy but subtle band whose music richly rewards the close attention it demands."
Chris Parker, Feb 2009 Vortex jazz review

"Pianist Ivo Neame’s quartet with the outstanding Hart on vibraphone gave an established format a contemporary sheen of shifting structures and linear logic. Spiritual swirl morphed to anarchic climax, skittering cross-rhythms shifted to bucolic pastoral."
Mike Hobart, Feb 2009 Financial Times


  • Pianist / Saxophonist / Composer
  • Vibraphonist / Drummer / Composer