Promoting Contemporary Jazz in Northamptonshire
Saxophonist Trish Clowes has been described as “one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” (John Fordham, the Guardian). A BASCA British Composer Award winner and former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Clowes has received critical acclaim for all four of her releases for Basho Records.
Her My Iris quartet – with Chris Montague on guitar, Ross Stanley on piano and Hammond organ and James Maddren on drums – has been hailed as “the jazz of the future” (Augsburger Allgemaine). The band have toured and performed in the UK, Ireland and Germany, including appearances at the Barbican (EFG London Jazz Festival), the National Opera House (Wexford), Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Turner Sims, Women in (e)motion Festival and the Stadthaus Ulm. They have also recorded broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Bremen. Their 2017 album, also called ‘My Iris’, received plaudits and acclaim from jazz critics. Dave Gelly of The Observer wrote that ‘with just four players, the variety of tone colour is remarkable’ and Cormac Larkin in The Irish Times suggested that “(My Iris) represents the front rank of the new generation of UK jazz.” My Iris will release a brand new album ‘Ninety Degrees Gravity’ in April 2019.
Read more at https://trishclowes.com/about/biography/
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