Born locally in Forest Gate and a real favourite of the club, Quentin Collins is an outstanding hard bop trumpeter who graduated from the Guildhall School of Music by winning the ‘Best Finals’ prize. Already with a wealth of experience, he has worked with the likes of Jean Toussaint, Stan Tracey, Norma Winstone, John Surman, Tim Garland, Tony Kofi, Ray Gelato and is the longest serving member of the Blue Note inspired Dylan Howe Quintet. Quentin's debut album ‘If Not Now, Then When?’ is a balance of poignantly autobiographical originals and standards. Jazzwise magazine called it an "Intensely impressive debut" whilst MOJO magazine, voted the record one of it's top ten jazz albums of the year. “..with Collins bringing a bright, crisply articulated Lee Morgan - like intensity to the proceedings..and a soft, brassy lyricism" - John Fordham, The Guardian.