Category Archives: Collaboration

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:

Laura Cole’s Metamorphic live

This was so nice – great music & lovely people.

Reviewed by Paul Bream for Jazzwise online:

“The three horn section of John Martin (tenor), Chris Williams (alto) and Tom Ward (bass clarinet) were tight and punchy in scored ensemble passages, and unfailingly imaginative when seizing their improvisational opportunities”

“as much a community as a band”

Upcoming Gigs – Winter/Spring 2018

12th January 7pm – Tom Ward / Charlotte Keeffe @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

Playing duo with the great trumpet player Charlotte Keeffe

9th February 7:30pm – Madwort’s Menagerie @ Hundred Years Gallery, Hoxton

My Menagerie sextet celebrates the release of its first recording with a gig at Hundred Years Gallery! Andrew Woolf will be depping on bass clarinet in lieu of Julie Kjær on flute.

18th February 8:30pm – Metamorphic @ Vortex, Dalston

Looking forward to depping for Ollie Dover on bass clarinet with Laura Cole’s great band Metamorphic!

23rd February 7pm – Tom Ward / Nathan Bettany @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

Playing duo with Sheffield-based oboeist Nathan Bettany.

14th March 8:30pm – Metamorphic @ Jazz North East, Newcastle

Another gig with Metamorphic, this time in Newcastle.

6th April 7pm – Tom Ward / Ingrid Plum @ BRÅK, waterintobeer, Brockley

Playing duo with Brighton-based improviser,composer,vocalist,electronicist Ingrid Plum.