Emil Karlsen, originally from Norway, is a young drummer/improviser currently based in the UK. He is active on the improvised music scene establishing himself as a new, original voice.He is seen across the UK with various large and small ensembles ranging from being a solo performer to percussionist in the London Improvisers Orchestra. Apart from being a busy performer, he also run the label noumenon – a label for improvised music with a Scandinavian presence
Trumpeter Charlotte Keeffe’s unique approach and passion for improvised, experimental and jazz music has seen her performing regularly across the UK and internationally as a soloist and as part of several ensembles, duos and trios. Her music has been featured on BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM and Jazz FM and recent appearances with her quartet include Jazz In The Round and a sell-out performance at Lancaster Jazz Festival. Other recent highlights include being featured as a performer and composer/arranger for Sheffield based Martin Archer’s Anthropology Band, performances with Alex Ward’s Item 4 and regular appearances and conductions with the London Improvisers Orchestra.
“Brice makes the entire body of his bass sing. He has the ability to deliver a fractal line that is as purposeful as any by the great jazz bassists, but to do so within an entirely abstract setting”
– Brian Morton, Point of Departure
Colin Webster / Andrew Lisle / Otto Willberg
Long-term sparring partners on the London improvised music scene Colin Webster (saxophones) and Andrew Lisle (drums) are joined by John Edwards (double bass).
Doors 3:30 | music 4pm | £5 entry