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Beats & Pieces Big Band – ten

Here I am playing bari:

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Beats & Pieces @ jazzahead 2018

Watch the whole set from jazzahead online! Featuring a last-minute stand-in appearance by Dee Byrne on alto!!

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Upcoming gigs – Spring/Summer 2018

16-23 April – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ EU tour

Playing at Magdeburg and with a showcase at Jazzahead.

14th April 7pm – Tom Ward / Martin Clarke @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

In a change to the original plan, playing flute duo with BRÅK regular Martin Clarke!

19 May 7pm – Tom Ward / Martin Pyne @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

Two-thirds of my regular grouping Kepler Orbit!

23 June – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Montreal

My first time in Canada!

24 June – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Rochester, NY

Very excited to be playing in the USA for the first time.

25 June – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Toronto Jazz Festival

30 June 7pm – Tom Ward / Tim Fairhall @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

In one sense, two-thirds of my recent grouping Ma/ti/om, or all of my long-standing duo Ti/om!

27 July – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Manchester Jazz Festival

Celebrating 10 years of the band back in the home town of Manchester.

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Beats & Pieces touring

Was lots of fun…

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Beats and Pieces BRÅK Collaboration Upcoming gigs

Upcoming Gigs – Winter/Spring 2018

1st-3rd January 2018 7pm – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Ronnie Scott’s, Soho

Three nights at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s club, playing bari with Ben Cottrell’s Beats & Pieces.

13th January 7pm – Tom Ward / Roland Ramanan @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

Our local residency at waterintobeer continues with Roland Ramanan!

14th January 4pm – Dirk Serries Large Ensemble @ Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton

Should be an interesting gig playing some of Dirk Serries’ graphic scores with a large ensemble of great improvisers from around the Raw Tonk records scene.

17th January 8pm – Overground Collective @ The Vortex, Dalston

Paulo Duarte’s amazing big band returns to the Vortex!!!

19th-29th January – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ UK Tour

Taking in Derby Jazz, Southampton, Jazz at the Lescar (Sheffield), More Music (Morecambe) & some private events at RNCM.

17th February 7pm – Tom Ward / Olie Brice @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

Playing with the fantastic bassist Olie Brice.

17th March 7pm – Tom Ward / John Macedo @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

Duo with the John Macedo and his electronics!

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Beats & Pieces @ Ronnie Scott’s

My first time playing at Ronnie Scott’s… Three-day Beats & Pieces residency Jan 1,2,3, all sold out in advance!?!

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Beats & Pieces tour

Straight back on the road after Portugal, driving around Europe with Beats & Pieces…! Was chuffed to play at the famous Bimhuis – an amazing venue – you can listen again to the gig here: https://www.mixcloud.com/bimhuis/beats-pieces-big-band-24-11-2017/