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"Scaffolding Review"

"Scaffolding is one of the most refreshing & exciting new projects to hit the UK Jazz scene.
Forde/Hanley/Herd/Jarvie collectively explore a wide range of styles and emotions ranging from blissful soundscapes
to explosive high energy mash-ups - highly recommended listening, don't miss the chance to hear them!"

- Steve Hamilton (pianist Bill Bruford's Earthworks and Tommy Smith Groups) - Steve Hamilton


"Scaffolding Review"

“Scaffolding successfully play music that can help further and re-popularize jazz-- accessible, smart and
melodic songs, mastery of their instruments and the lineage, and soulful interplay that emphasizes the sound of the
group. A very enjoyable listen.”

- Jon Irabagon (2008 Thelonious Monk International Saxophone Competition winner) - John Irabagon


Discography

'You Talk Too Much' (To be released 2013)

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Scaffolding features alto saxophonist and rising star on the UK scene Matthew Herd.
Currently studying on the Masters in Jazz programme at the Royal Academy of Music in
London, Herd's impressive melodic ear shines through particularly in his writing; with an
uncanny ability to craft deeply emotive pieces.

Declan Forde, a Glasgow born pianist currently studying at Leeds College of Music under the
tutelage of Les Chisnall. An already in demand pianist in Scotland, Forde is rapidly becoming
sought after on the English scene; involved in various ensembles – large and small – an
integral member of each group as a composer and improviser.

Brodie Jarvie was the first ever bassist to be accepted onto the jazz degree course at the
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland under the direction of Prof. Tommy Smith. An avid composer
and exceptional improviser, Jarvie was also a finalist in the BBC competition, Young Scottish
Jazz Musician 2011.

Drummer Steve Hanley, a recent graduate with first class honours from Leeds College of
Music is part of a fresh generation of up and coming musicians from the Northern quarter of
the UK. Having performed and collaborated with the likes of Stuart McCallum, Jami Sheriff
and Tori Freestone, he always aims to bring his own voice to an ensemble by way of intrinsic
grooves and melodic improvisation.