September 17th – Cath Roberts Large Ensemble @ Lancaster Jazz Festival, The Round, The Dukes, Lancaster
Very excited to be playing as part of a great ten-piece ensemble, playing new music written by Cath as Artist In Residence at Lancaster Jazz Festival!
September 28th – Ti/om @ IKLEKTIK Art Lab, Waterloo
Another outing for the duo with Tim Fairhall, supporting Sloth Racket‘s first album tour.
October 23rd, 5pm – Madwort’s Menagerie @ Baby People Studios, Derby
The incredible Corey Mwamba’s Out Front project is hosting an amazing week of music, very privileged to be playing as part of that with my strings & winds sextet.
November 13th – Overground Collective @ The Vortex, London (EFG London Jazz Festival)
Paulo’s big band gets another outing, back at the Vortex. This will be mega…
Very cool review of Ma/Ti/Om by We need no swords! Favourite quote “warty belch”…! 😀
Super happy to be mentioned in The Wire as part of a Raw Tonk Records round-up! “restrained intensity”
Nice review of the Ma/ti/om review from Salt Peanuts:
“The tension between the three musicians, as the delicate balance, add a strange dramatic effect that deepens the dark, suggestive atmosphere of this piece. Impressive debut.”.
Much fun to be had in Manchester, and sunnier than in London too!
Thanks to Ben Cottrell for the mention on Stuart Maconie’s Freakier Zone! Listen here:
Obviously, I’ve played with Seth & Anton before, but this was the first time ever playing as a trio – and in front of a large (& enthusiastic) audience at a fundraiser for the Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival 2016! Great photos of the evening by Agata Urbaniak:
June 14th – Pyne/Riches/Ward @ Arch One
First outing of a new collaborative project with Martin Pyne (vibes) and Ed Riches (guitar), alongside Deemer and Cath Roberts.
June 26th – Article XI @ LUME Fest, IKLEKTIK Art Lab, Waterloo
I’ll be playing tenor sax with Anton Hunter’s awesome Article XI project.
June 28th – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Watermill Jazz, Dorking
July 7th – Bennett/Hunter/Ward @ Brighton Alt Jazz Festival fundraiser, Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton
Another new collaborative trio, this time with Seth Bennett (double bass) and Anton Hunter (guitar) organised especially in support of the awesome Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival. Also on the bill are some very exciting things, including a set from improvising guitarist Ian Brighton.
July 29th – “What happens in our brain when we improvise” @ Manchester Jazz Festival
Dr Graeme Wilson lectures, hopefully illuminated with musical creations in duo with Adam Fairhall (piano).
August 5th – Ti/om @ V22, Forest Hill
A duo set with Tim Fairhall (double bass) as part of a Raw Tonk showcase night in our current homeland of South-East London
As part of the MJF listings announced today, is this lovely event / lecture / gig thing that I’m doing. Graeme Wilson will be doing the talking, and Adam Fairhall and me will be doing improvising! Should be a really interesting afternoon!
3pm Friday 29th July at the Portico Library, Manchester. More details on the Manchester Jazz Festival website.