Very Exciting News for September. I've been asked to be the Artist in Residence at Lancaster Jazz Festival, which runs from the 18th - 20th September.
The weekend involves a couple of gigs for projects I'm involved in, the quartet Word of Moth, led by saxophonists Cath Roberts and Dee Byrne with drummer Tom Greenhalgh, and my low string quartet, En Bas Quartet, featuring Aby Vulliamy and Benedict Taylor on Violas, Alice Eldridge on 'Cello, and me on bass. I'll also be mentoring their Youth Jazz Commission winner Calum Macleod, running a workshop and a jam session, and most challenging of all, taking part in a live Q and A session. The festival has called me "The most original British double bassist in a generation," Gosh.
17/02/13 A new studio recording of my jazz trio, nut Club, is available on Bandcamp, here - http://nutclub.bandcamp.com/track/cheekbones have a listen! Buy it if you like!
05/01/14: Rehearsals start this week for a really exciting project I'm involved in, which is being led by guitarist Steve Malley. Along with Cath and Phil Tyler, Lucy Farrell and Aby Vulliamy, I'll be getting a set of Northumberland folk songs together, for an inaugural gig at Celtic Connections in Glasgow on January 25th.
05/01/14: I got onto a thing! Very pleased to have been selected as one of six improvisers to undertake a residency at Wooda farm in Cornwall with Steve Beresford. The residency has been offered by Sound and Music, and will start with a weekend in February. Details here
photo; Magdalena Szymanska
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