Dave Douglas + Trish Clowes - MY IRIS
Saturday 27th May 2023 - 9:00 pm
Music Charge: £21.00
Two of the most creative and accomplished jazz musicians and composers in their respective countries, UK saxophonist Trish Clowes & her band ‘My Iris’ are joined by special guest, US trumpeter Dave Douglas for this special 606 performance. From New York City, Douglas’ many honours include the Doris Duke Artist Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Aaron Copland Award and two Grammy Award nominations, with over 60 recordings as leader to his name. The founder/head of his own label, Greenleaf Records (a home for not only his own but other improvised music), Douglas released Trish Clowes & My Iris’ 2022 album ‘A Room with a View’. A BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist & British Composer Award winner, Trish’s freewheeling style tips its hat to tradition while delivering driving grooves, lingering melodic lines and futuristic dreamscapes. Along with My Iris members Ross Stanley (piano/Hammond organ), Chris Montague (guitar) and Joel Barford (drums), the ensemble will showcase material by Douglas and Clowes, newly arranged and written for the occasion. This promises to be a spectacular night of contemporary jazz!
“Dave Douglas is the unassuming king of independent jazz, a model of do-it-yourself moxie, initiative and artistic freedom.” Downbeat Magazine; "[My Iris]... a rich mix of cinematic landscape evocation, funky guitar grooves, dreamy reveries spun off minimalist patterns and fluently uncliched improv” The Guardian; “Modern jazz put its best foot forward with Trish Clowes’ My Iris… This is a band going places.” All About Jazz