16-23 April – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ EU tour
Playing at Magdeburg and with a showcase at Jazzahead.
14th April 7pm – Tom Ward / Liz Exell @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley
Liz and I did a short duo at a LUME hat session, looking forward to playing more together.
19 May 7pm – Tom Ward / Martin Pyne @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley
Two-thirds of my regular grouping Kepler Orbit!
24 June – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Rochester, NY
Very excited to be playing in the USA for the first time. Hopefully taking in some of Canada as part of the same trip.
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.
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!
My first time playing at Ronnie Scott’s… Three-day Beats & Pieces residency Jan 1,2,3, all sold out in advance!?!
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/