Pianist and composer Myra Melford is one of the most distinctive voices in today’s jazz, drawing from American vernacular musics to create music that is ‘lean, lithe and appealing’ (Wall Street Journal).
A serial award-winner, she makes a long-awaited foray into the UK celebrating the November release of a new recording on Firehouse 12 Records, with a band that displays her ability to write music that draws out the very best from an awesomely talented line-up of trumpeter Ron Miles, guitarist Liberty Ellman, Stomu Takeishi on bass, and drummer Gerald Cleaver.
Support comes from vocalist and improviser Lauren Kinsella, one of London cities most distinct performers. ‘As compelling as a virtuoso instrumentalist, as alluring as the most enigmatic poet’ (AllAboutJazz), Kinsella works within several areas including jazz, folk, contemporary composition and movement and its relationship with vocal sound. For this performance, she is joined by the inimitable Tom Challenger on saxophone and Dave Smith on drums. This is a London premiere of the trio’s new work.
We apologise for any confusion caused by the incorrect date of 21 November included in our printed brochure.