This was so nice – great music & lovely people.
“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”
Was lots of fun!
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.
Really nice time in Porto playing with Nuno Trocado and the group.
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