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Upcoming gigs – Winter 2018

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!

Tom Ward / Adam Fairhall – Susurrus Reviews

“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

TONUS @ Cafe Oto

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!

Tom Ward / Adam Fairhall Autumn 2018

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