28th November 8.30pm – Tom Ward / Alan Wilkinson @ Flim Flam, Ryan’s N16, Stoke Newington
Last minute addition – playing duo bass clarinets and altos with the legendary Alan Wilkinson.
1-9th December – Cotovelo @ PortaJazz, Portugal
Launching the recording of the Cotovelo project from last year, including a few other gigs in the Porto area.
15th December 7pm – Tom Ward / John Edwards @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley
CHRISTMAS SPECIAL! I’m delighted/terrified to be playing duo with the legendary bassist John Edwards. Also on the bill, Corey Mwamba & Sam Andreae. Not to be missed!
“piano and sax dialogues, ranging from hyperactive tail chasing to the calm layering of pellucid tones” – Daniel Spicer, WIRE Magazine
“accordion slurs and squeaks merge with the bass clarinet’s swooning honks” – Daniel Spicer, WIRE Magazine
“an intensely cohesive duo interaction on this recording, just imagine Konitz and Tristano under the influence of Schoenberg” – Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise
A pleasure to record in the lovely Jerwood Hall with Matt London & the crew.
Last minute gig for a new trio of myself with Otto Willberg & Charlotte Keeffe! We’re sharing the bill with MIMAN from Norway, featuring Andreas Røysum, Egil Kalman and Hans Kjorstad.
So nice to play with John!
OMG I’m playing with the legendary John Edwards!!!
At Cafe Oto!!!
We also have this new album available:
Reviews for the album:
“When the baritone, alto (played low) and bass clarinet combine in complex harmonies, the effect is quite luxurious.” Just outside
Dirk has released the live recording from Cafe Oto on Soundcloud!
Having a great time so far…
“A fascinating and stimulating performance enjoyed by all of the not unsubstantial audience.” – Bebop Spoken Here
Pre-orders are open – album released next Monday!
Super excited to have a run of gigs with the outstanding Adam Fairhall this autumn!
September 9th 8pm – Newcastle: Jazz North East
Hosted by Jazz North East at The Bridge Hotel, Castle Square, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ
September 13th 8:30pm – Manchester: Noise Upstairs
Hosted by Noise Upstairs at Fuel Cafe Bar, 448 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, M20 3BW
September 15th 8pm – Sheffield: Over The Top
Hosted by Mick Beck at Over the Top, 78 Kingfield Road, Sheffield, S11 9AU
September 26th 8:30pm – Stoke Newington: Flim Flam
Hosted by Flim Flam at Ryan’s Bar, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16
October 23rd – Birmingham: Fizzle
Hosted by Fizzle at The Lamp Tavern, 157 Barfield Street, Highgate, Birmingham B5 6AH