What’s On

February 1st

Julie Walkington

Julie Walkington started her musical career playing, on electric bass, with various rock, indie and folk bands in the north of England and the USA. Her love of jazz led her to move to London, where she studied bass at Guildhall School of Music and continued her successful career as bass player of an exceptional accomplishment. She has recorded with Tina May, Tony Coe, Barb Jungr, Julian Costello, Joanna Eden, Georgia Mancio and many more greats among the British jazz scene. She will be featured alongside Neil Casey (piano), Mike Pickering (bass) and Ned Bennett and Horace Cardew (saxes)

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March 1st

Byron Wallen

World renowned, Byron Wallen has played with George Benson, Chaka Khan, Hugh Masakela, Courtney Pine, Lonnie Liston Smith, Jack Dejohnette… the list goes on and on. His current band, Byron Wallen’s Four Corners, tours internationally and has been nominated for several jazz awards. Wallen is an acclaimed writer, including TV and film scores, and his album Indigo won BBC’s Innovation in Jazz Award. His performing, teaching and composing skills combine to make him a leading figure among the creative jazz musicians in the UK. Don’t miss the chance to see such a great musician live and personal here at the EDT!

April 5th

Dave O’Higgins

Dave O’Higgins’ tenor and soprano sax sounds are highly personal and recognisable, with a clear sense of melodic development and adventure. A popular performer with the public, with an excellent sense of pacing and presentation, he has a wide palette from Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson through to Stanley Turrentine and Michael Brecker. He has relentlessly pursued artistic and sonic exploration and development with a deep respect for the tradition of the music. Dave has worked with some of the world’s finest musicans, including: Joey Calderazzo, Joe Locke, Dave Kikowski, Eric Alexander, Grant Stewart, Max Ionata, Phil Dwyer, Adam Nussbaum, Joe Lovano, Phil Woods, Jimmy Smith, Nancy Wilson, Peggy Lee, Kurt Elling, Wayne Shorter, Eddie Gomez, Billy Childs, Abdullah Ibrahim, Chico Chagas, Stephane Grappelli, Michel Legrand. He has released 20 CDs as leader to date. He also wrote and produced the last Matt Bianco album, “Gravity”.

May 3rd

Trish Clowes

Saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes has been described as “an improviser to be reckoned with” (Downbeat Magazine) and “one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” (The Guardian). Her latest album ‘A View with a Room’ is out on Dave Douglas’s Greenleaf Music, the seventh of her critically acclaimed album releases as leader. Clowes enjoys playing and writing for a wide variety of settings, and her band MY IRIS has been hailed as “the jazz of the future” (Augsburger Allgemeine).