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Upcoming Gigs – Autumn/Winter 2019

21st August 8:30pm – elegies @ Jazz at the Lescar, Sheffield

First outing for a new project playing Seth Bennett‘s original compositions.

5th September 9:30pm – Ward/Constanzo/Trocado/Tavares @ Mira Forum, Porto

Improvised trios/solos/quartet featuring UK/US/PT improvisers Rodrigo Constanzo, Nuno Trocado & Sergio Tavares.

7th September 7pm – Cotovelo @ Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, Porto

Playing Cotovelo for Porta-Jazz.

10th September 8:30pm – Overground Collective @ Vortex, Dalston

Finally! Overground Collective launches its debut album on Babel Label at the Vortex, Dalston! This will be epic!!

28th September 7pm – Tom Ward / Emil Karlsen @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

BRÅK resumes at waterinto beer, I’m playing with Emil Karlsen.

26th October 7pm – Tom Ward / Nuno Trocado @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

I’m very pleased to welcome Portugese guitarist Nuno Trocado to BRÅK.

27th October 3:30pm – Ward/Trocado/Willberg/Lisle + tbc @ Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton

Nuno & me play with Andrew Lisle and Otto Willberg.

17th November – IMPETUS @ Hundred Years Gallery

Dirk Serries’ newest improvising large ensemble.

23rd November 7pm – Tom Ward / Emily Shapiro @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

A bass clarinet duo with Emily Shapiro.

1st December 3:30pm – Tom Ward/Emil Karlsen + tbc @ Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton

Another duo set with Emil, with support from tbc.

Large ensembles!

Coming soon! Two large ensemble albums on which I play bass clarinet! Alongside lots of beautiful musicians.

Overground Collective on Babel Label

Ensemble Entropy on Discus

Orchestra Entropy - Rituals cover image

Here I am having some trio larks with Mark Sanders & Sarah Gail Brand:

Jazz Mann reviews Susurrus & Madwort’s Menagerie

“These two first releases on his own Madwort label show Tom Ward to be a highly creative musician with an excellent technique on a variety of reed instruments. He’s also a skilled and consistently interesting composer and a highly fluent and intuitive improviser. This is serious music that doesn’t take itself too seriously, always a winning combination in my book, and although it may be a little esoteric for some ears there is still much here on both recordings for the adventurous listener to enjoy.” – Jazz Mann