Bristol based alt.jazz four-piece band are set to return with a gritty new, punningly titled album, Lope & Antilope, their second for the Naim Lable and fourth to date, released early next year on 20th January 2014. The follow up to their acclaimed noir-edged OC DC the new album was recorded in an […]
A new and constantly evolving anti-jazz/rap/funk/rock collective. Bring your own take and experiences, and mash it together live with frantic arm waving, much excitement and general hilarity.
With high profile national and international awards to their name (Best UK Newcomer at the 2013 Jazz FM Awards & European Young Artists’ Jazz Award at 2011 Burghausen International Jazz Festival, Germany) and consistent audience and critical acclaim for their performances across the UK and Europe, the Beats & Pieces Big Band are fast becoming […]
Carla Bley was born in Oakland, California in 1936. Her father Emil Borg, a piano teacher and
church organist, began giving her music lessons when she was three years old and she was
soon playing at church functions. But her musical education ended at the age of eight. Her
formal education stopped […]
Cowley began as a classical pianist. He performed a Shostakovich piano concerto at the age of 10 at Queen Elizabeth Hall.
In his late teens Cowley moved into being a keyboardist for soul and funk acts Mission Impossible, Brand New Heavies, Gabrielle and Zero 7. He also appeared as a co-composer and session musician with […]
British contemporary jazz saxophonist and composer, born Janurary 20, 1957 in Warminster, Wiltshire, England.
He has had sucees internationally, working with important figures such as Gil Evans, George Russell, Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Rita Marcotulli and others. He was awarded multiple British Jazz Awards. Read more…
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