Gig Details

90 York Way
N1 9AG  Map
Led by composer/saxophonist Adam Waldmann, Kairos 4tet released their hotly anticipated second album, Statement of Intent, on Edition Records in 2011 and went on to win that year's MOBO Award for Best Jazz Act. The album received widespread 4-star reviews and was voted number two in MOJO magazine's "Jazz Albums of the Year" and number 14 in Jazzwise's "Best Albums of 2011". Waldmann named the band Kairos (meaning "the right or opportune moment") 4tet, to explore the sense of times past, present and future, and music with a sense of space - between the competing worlds of written melody and in-the-moment improvisation. Kairos 4tet are passionate about the political, social and cultural issues that surround our everyday life. They strive to make music in an honest and personal way that somehow reflects the complex times in which we are living ? these intentions resonate throughout Statement Of Intent. The band?s widely acclaimed debut Kairos Moment was described by Jazzwise Magazine as "one of the most assured and melodically potent debuts of 2010", whilst BBC Music declared Kairos 4tet as "a powerful new voice in British jazz". The album received radio play on Gilles Peterson's Worldwide on Radio 1, a live session for Jazz Line Up with Julian Joseph on Radio 3 and airplay on Jazz on 3, Jazz FM, and UK Jazz Radio. Adam Waldmann graduated from Trinity College of music in 2006, receiving the award for "Outstanding Student" from the Jazz Faculty. He received expert tutelage from British saxophonists Julian Argüelles and Mark Lockheart as well as studying under Russell Van Den Berg and Yuri Honing - the latter during a six-month exchange period in the Netherlands as a participant on the "New York comes to Groningen" program at the Noord Netherlands Conservatorium. During this time he studied and played with the likes of David Berkman, Don Braden and Ralph Peterson whilst performing in the band of award winning Dutch pianist, Anne-Guus Teerhuis. He has performed with the likes of Alicia Keys, Mark Ronson, Paloma Faith, Boy George, Beth Ditto, Tini Tempah, beatbox sensation Shlomo with Polar Bear (at the QEH as part of the "Music Through Unconventional Means" series), The Sam Crowe Group, The Emilia Martensson Band, Will Vinson, Jim Hart, Jules Buckley and Dutch band FinnSilver, amongst numerous others. It was with the self-released, 2010 debut album Kairos Moment that Adam started to make waves as a leader with his band Kairos 4tet. This led to Waldmann being described as "a young master in the making" by Time Out and "one of the most distinctive saxophonists in the UK" by the Manchester Evening News. Ivo Neame studied saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music but has since mainly been found in the piano chair, performing and recording with many well-known artists in the UK and abroad including the Cinematic Orchestra, Phronesis, Julian Siegel, Gilad Atzmon, Stan Sulzmann, Matthew Herbert, Mark Lockheart and Guy Barker. He is also a member of the Loop Collective - a community of London-based improvising musicians. His own Quartet released their first CD, Caught In The Light Of Day, in 2009 on Edition Records. His playing is distinguished by a fine balance of Jarrett-esque romantic lyricism, technical finesse and a seemingly effortless ability to expand song forms, both rhythmically and harmonically. Jasper Høiby grew up in Copenhagen, Denmark. Since graduating from the Royal Academy of Music in 2005, he has performed on 14 albums and toured throughout the UK and Europe with a number of original projects such as Arthurs/Høiby/Ritchie, Julia Biel, Mark Lockheart, Ivo Neame Quartet, the Sam Crowe Group and Jim Hart's Gemini. He has released three albums under his own name with his group Phronesis, receiving "Jazz Album of the Year" in Jazzwise and Mojo magazines for his 2010 album Alive. Jon Scott is originally from Manchester and graduated with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music masters programme in London. Jon has performed with artists including Will Vinson, Julian Siegel, Julian Joseph, Byron Wallen, Nikki Iles and Mike Walker. He holds the drum chair in a number of original groups, including Hannes Riepler's band, Dice Factory, Rory Simmons' "Monocled Man", Mishka Adams' band and Anglo-German collaboration Paragon (nominated for the 2012 Neuer Deutsche Jazzpreis). He tours the UK and Europe regularly and his festival appearances have included the London, Copenhagen, Manchester and Elb jazz festivals.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012
Ticket Price
£12.50 online £9.50
020 7520 1490

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