Elision Quintet

by Elision Quintet

A new project led by Hayden, featuring London based musicians performing modern instrumental, improvised music. The band have just been signed to major independent London-New York label Whirlwind Recordings and a tour has been set for spring 2015. 

Elision Quintet:
Hayden Prosser - double bass, Duncan Eagles - tenor saxophone, Alam Nathoo - tenor saxophone, Sam Leak - piano & Dave Hamblett - drums.

[on the recording: Hayden Prosser, Alam Nathoo, Sam Leak, Harry Pope. Recorded by Leo Appleyard, mixed/mastered by Hayden Prosser.]




Fri. 24th October - Jazz meets Design presentation w/Aliocha Thevenet & Marco Quarantotto, LDN

Wed. 15th October - trio @ The Lavender, Battersea, LDN

Sat. 11th October 1.30pmteaching jazz workshop @ The Premises, Hackney, LDN

Sat. 11th October 10am teaching jazz workshop @ The Premises, Hackney, LDN

Sun. 5th October 8pmset and jam with trio ft. Aliocha Thevenet & Marco Quarantotto @ The Eleanor Arms, LDN

Wed. 1st October 8pmtrio @ The Lavender, Battersea, LDN

Sun. 28th September 3pmtrio @ Champ de MarsParis, France

Fri. 26th September 8pmprivate performance @ Camden, LDN

Tue. 23rd September 8pmtrio w/Robert Page @ Royal College of Music, LDN



Hayden Prosser Trio - recorded live early 2013

The Magic Tombolinos - recorded by UK's Channel 4 in May 2011, produced by Ed Harcourt

Robin Banerjee Quartet - recorded June 2013

Karama - recorded January 2012




Lessons for both Double Bass and Bass Guitar

Beginners Welcome!

Learn how to develop bass lines, soloing, technique (including bowing fundamentals for double bass), reading, slap bass, playing in a band, groove development and strong timing.

  • Lessons for either the beginner,  casual player or developing musician.
  • Lessons are crafted to the individual needs of each student, with either general learning or exam based tuition. 
  • Trial lessons can be provided.
  • Travel to students available.


Hayden Prosser (born in 1990) is one of the premier freelance bassist of his generation on the London UK creative jazz and improvised music scenes. Equally adept at performing on both the double bass and bass guitar, he is already known for his strong support when playing in ensembles, warm and full sound, sharp ear and lyrical soloing. Furthermore, a standout quality for which Prosser is known is that he brings to traditional Western music his experiences of perming music from the gypsy and North African traditions.

Prosser graduated from the Middlesex University Jazz Program, where he cut his teeth learning from UK jazz greats Stuart Hall, Chris Batchelor, Nikki Isles, Malcolm Edmonston, as well as participating in masterclasses with international jazz luminaries Tom Rainey, Julian Arguelles, Michael Formanek and George Garzone. Alongside his university education, Prosser studied with the double bass virtuoso Michael Janisch and has since received tutoring from world-renown bassists Drew Gress and Chris Lightcap.

Already at the age of 24, Prosser is involved with a multitude of high profile work as a freelance bassist, performing at venues such as the world-famous Ronnie Scotts Jazz Club, the Royal College of Music, the Forge, and the Vortex Jazz Club to name a few. As a session bassist, he has appeared on the popular Channel 4 Music Progamme ‘Evo Music Rooms’ supporting Faithless, as well as on Resonance FM. He has become an in-demand dedicator of both the double bass and bass guitar and leads his own jazz groups in and around the London area. 





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email: hdkprosser@gmail.com

Hayden @ All About Jazz
Hayden @ Music Teachers

Nice people:
Polina Joffe - graphic designer
Whirlwind Recordings - record label
Michael Janisch - bass player
John Farah - pianist
Blade Soho - salon / cafe
Duncan Eagles - saxophonist
Alam Nathoo - saxophonist
Sam Leak - pianist
Dave Hamblett - drums
Harry Pope - drums
Leo Appleyard - guitar
Jazz Rehearsals - London jazz workshop