New sounds from Porto friends and me!
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
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
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
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.
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
Here I am having some trio larks with Mark Sanders & Sarah Gail Brand:
“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