Music : Tom Jackson/Benedict Taylor/Kay Grant/Chris Cundy/Tina Hitchens/Rachel Musson/Tom Ward. Sunday 18th December 15:30

Three sets of the finest improvised music to end our 2022 program :

Tom Jackon (clarinet) & Benedict Taylor (viola)
Kay Grant (voice), Chris Cundy (bass clarinet) & Tina Hitchens (flute)
Rachel Musson (tenor saxophone) & Tom Ward (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute)

Doors 3pm | music 4pm | £8 cash


Tom Jackson is a clarinettist and saxophonist based in London. He is largely dedicated to the fields of contemporary classical music and free improvisation, and regularly performs with European improvisers and contemporary ensembles.

Benedict Taylor is a solo violist & composer. He is an active figure within the area of contemporary string performance, at the forefront of the British & European new and improvised music scene. As an improviser, he has worked with Evan Parker, Terry Day, Keith Tippett, Wadada Leo Smith, Alex Ward, Renee Baker, Steve Beresford, Angharad Davies, Hannah Marshall, Tom Jackson, Phil Minton, Pat Thomas, Miya, Tetsu Saito, Gianni Mimmo, Daniel Thompson, Veryan Weston, Sylvia Hallett, Dirk Serries, Stephen Crowe amongst others.

Chris Cundy – Playing bass clarinet, saxophones, and other unusual woodwind instruments Chris explores an experimental practice while also working in popular music. He has toured internationally with Cold Specks, Timber Timbre, Guillemots, and Fyfe Dangerfield and has accompanied songwriters such as Little Annie, Baby Dee, Devon Sproule, and Edd Donovan. Appearing on over sixty commercial recordings, Chris has recently started to release a series of projects under his own name.

Rachel Musson is a saxophonist, improviser and composer living in London, UK. She is involved with a variety of improvisation projects, including a trio with Hannah Marshall and Julie Kjaer, a duo with vibraphonist Corey Mwamba, and a trio with Mark Sanders and John Edwards. She has released two albums under her own name, one featuring Liam Noble and Mark Sanders (Tatterdemalion, Babel Records), and one featuring her ensemble Skein (Flight Line, F-ire Recorded Music). She also plays with the London Improvisers Orchestra and Alex Ward’s Quintet and Sextet, and has performed with a diverse range of musicians on the fluid European improvising scene, including Alcyona Mick, Han Bennink, Liam Noble, Gail Brand, Eddie Prevost, Olie Brice, Federico Ughi, Mary Halvorson, John Russell, Adam Linson, Sebastian Rochford, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Pat Thomas, among many others.



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