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“The Duval Project appears more confident, more sure of their direction with an increasingly cohesive ensemble sound, a more complete sense of arrangement, all of which frees them to play and sing at an amazingly high level.”

“The latest line-up for this jazz-fuelled R’n’B outfit feature’s vocalist Marie Lister who brings an Alice Russell-like earthiness to the songs, her finely-judged stylisations avoiding the risk of over-elaboration in favour of emotional directness. It’s a great performance, itself greatly enhanced by the quality of the music with its remorseless post-funk rhythms and electronic textures giving a stripped down studio sound against which Gary’s flugelhorn provides a compelling second voice to counterbalance the singer’s.”

Venue, online

“The project's original music combines chest-grabbingly tight rhythm grooves with deeply soulful songs...”

Bristol Evening Post

“arguably the best trumpeter in Bristol”

Coolerjazzandbluesfestivals

“It went from gnarly dissonance to organ-like grooves and everything in between; along with the drums, it made this music like no other”

Listomania.com

“The Duval Project fires on all five cylinders to produce their thumping brand of contemporary jazz funk”

Tony Benjamin - Venue