A QUIRKY band that likes to jam is bringing its jazzy sounds to west Dorset.

The Julian Costello Quartet will perform in Bridport's Jazz Café on Friday October 13.

Julian Costello is a London-based saxophonist and composer.

Transitions, the music that his band will present in Bridport, is the fifth album for the Julian Costello Quartet, recorded by multi Grammy award winning ECM engineer Stefano Amerio in Italy and released on British indie jazz label 33 Records.

This quirky band has a new and international line up band featuring Maciek Pysz (renowned for his virtuosity and clear lyrical phrasing) on guitar, Michele Tacchi on bass and Adam Teixeira on drums.

The band likes to jam and the tunes often segue without break from one to the next encompassing changing grooves in different time signatures, tuneful melodies, energy and humour.

By the end of a set, so much tension has built up that the band enjoys the surprise factor, and the audience enjoys the explosion and release of pent-up applause.

Of the quartet, the critic Ian Mann wrote: "The combination of soprano saxophone and guitar was highly effective and Costello adopted a warm, clarinet like tone on his soprano, on an episodic piece that also featured some exquisite interplay between Pysz and Costello."

Maciek Pysz is a guitarist and composer known for his clear lyrical phrasing, his virtuosity and his imaginative cinematic compositions. He has performed with renowned composer Tim Garland and has appeared in festivals and clubs in the UK, France and Italy. His own album A Journey received several 4 star reviews, including one on the JazzMann website saying "Pysz is a quiet virtuoso who has developed into one of the most distinctive guitarists around.”

Adam Teixeira is a drummer and percussionist born in Toronto, Canada. His life in music began at an early age when he found a natural connection to the drum set and pursued the instrument throughout his childhood. Continuing formal studies in Jazz Performance at Humber College, Adam graduated in 2007 and began to perform regularly in the Toronto music scene. Adam has been awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to fulfill advanced study of world rhythms in Paris. Currently based in London, Adam performs regularly in the international music scene and is equally at home playing drums or percussion.

Michele Tacchi started playing the bass at the age of 12. Throughout his career he has played blues, jazz, fusion, Latin, rock, pop, funk and gospel music, and collaborated with a wide variety of artists. He also teaches electric bass, music theory and harmony, and composes and produces music for film, video games and commercials for important brands such as Prada.

Expect to hear music which encompasses many moods, and is energetic, humourous and melodic. The quartet are currently touring the UK with support from Arts Council of England.

*Julian Costello Quartet, Bridport Arts Centre Jazz Café, Friday October 13, 8pm. Call the box office for tickets.