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:
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.