Ah yeah, two brilliant brilliant large ensemble gigs back to back!! Special times!!
September 17th – Cath Roberts Large Ensemble @ Lancaster Jazz Festival, The Round, The Dukes, Lancaster
Very excited to be playing as part of a great ten-piece ensemble, playing new music written by Cath as Artist In Residence at Lancaster Jazz Festival!
September 28th – Ti/om @ IKLECTIK Art Lab, Waterloo
Another outing for the duo with Tim Fairhall, supporting Sloth Racket‘s first album tour.
October 23rd, 5pm – Madwort’s Menagerie @ Baby People Studios, Derby
The incredible Corey Mwamba’s Out Front project is hosting an amazing week of music, very privileged to be playing as part of that with my strings & winds sextet.
November 14th – LUMEkestra @ IKLECTIK Art Lab, Waterloo
This new ultra-large ensemble collective collaboration takes off at IKLECTIK. Sharing the bill with Ripsaw Catfish & Entropi, should be a classic LUME night.
November 13th – Overground Collective @ The Vortex, London (EFG London Jazz Festival)
Paulo’s oversized big band gets another outing, back at the Vortex. This will be mega…
June 14th – Pyne/Riches/Ward @ Arch One
First outing of a new collaborative project with Martin Pyne (vibes) and Ed Riches (guitar), alongside Deemer and Cath Roberts.
June 26th – Article XI @ LUME Fest, IKLEKTIK Art Lab, Waterloo
I’ll be playing tenor sax with Anton Hunter’s awesome Article XI project.
June 28th – Beats & Pieces Big Band @ Watermill Jazz, Dorking
July 7th – Bennett/Hunter/Ward @ Brighton Alt Jazz Festival fundraiser, Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton
Another new collaborative trio, this time with Seth Bennett (double bass) and Anton Hunter (guitar) organised especially in support of the awesome Brighton Alternative Jazz Festival. Also on the bill are some very exciting things, including a set from improvising guitarist Ian Brighton.
July 29th – “What happens in our brain when we improvise” @ Manchester Jazz Festival
Dr Graeme Wilson lectures, hopefully illuminated with musical creations in duo with Adam Fairhall (piano).
August 5th – Ti/om @ V22, Forest Hill
A duo set with Tim Fairhall (double bass) as part of a Raw Tonk showcase night in our current homeland of South-East London
Now available to pre-order from Raw Tonk Records!
Ma/ti/om is the trio of Matilda Rolfsson (percussion), Tim Fairhall (double bass) and myself (bass clarinet & flute). We did some gigs in early 2015, and the trio immediately worked really well, so very pleased to be able to make available this recording of the group!
A few nice concerts in the coming months:
Sunday Jan 25th – Madwort Sax Quartet @ Jazz at the Salisbury, Green Lanes
This band’s first gig was at Jazz at the Salisbury way back in Sept 2012, I think the acoustic really suits this line-up so it should be a great gig.
Thursday Feb 26th – Ti/om @ LUME, Long White Cloud, Hoxton
Friday March 13th – Madwort’s Menagerie @ St Paul’s Sessions, Rossmore Road, London, NW1 6NJ
Part of a series of gigs Chris Dowding is putting on at St Paul’s church near Marylebone, I’m really excited to progress the menagerie band & compositions here and not at all phased that it’s on Friday the 13th… Oooo-eerrrr….
Wednesday March 25th – Anton Hunter’s Article XI @ Family Album, Derby
I’ll be substituting for the amazing Simon Prince in Anton Hunter’s large ensemble project Article XI.
Thursday March 26th – Andreae/Knight/Ward @ LUME, Long White Cloud, Hoxton
A brand-new trio project for 2015, featuring Sam Andreae on tenor saxophone, Richard Knight on no-input mixer & myself on alto saxophone, this unique line-up provides a fascinating palette for improvisation.
Thursday April 9th – Fairhall/Rolfsson/Ward @ Foley Street
Another new trio featuring Matilda Rolfsson playing a unique bass drum & percussion setup, alongside Tim Fairhall on double bass & myself on bass clarinet/flute. This group builds on and extends the sonic palette that Tim & I have been working on as Ti/om.
Two lovely Ti/om gigs this week, we’re both looking forward to doing a studio recording of the duo in a couple of days time. In the meantime, here are a couple of photos and a soundcloud of the Lume gig: