Wednesday 25th May 2022 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £16.00
Iain Ballamy is an award-winning saxophonist widely considered to be one of the most intriguing and creative players on the jazz scene today. Iain’s CV reads like a who’s who of jazz, beginning with Loose Tubes and Bill Bruford’s Earthworks and including work with the likes of Hermeto Pascoal, Gil Evans and long-time collaborator Django Bates. Signed to the famed ECM label with his bands ‘Food’ and “Quercus’, Iain was a recipient of the ‘Award for Innovation’ at the BBC Jazz Awards and was listed in the Corporation’s ‘100 Jazz Legends’, being described as an ‘ingenious innovator’. Tonight Iain returns to the Club with his brilliant, A-list quartet: Gareth Williams-piano, Steve Watts-bass & Martin France-drums.
“Ballamy...leaves you in absolute awe…the sheer virtuosity and sense of joy makes you feel like a kid about to step onto a twinkling, old-fashioned merry-go-round” BBC; “Ballamy’s is a melodic thoughtful style, born out in beautiful original tunes" Time Out; “A major international voice" The Times; "Ballamy’s melodies may one day be seen as legendary" Improjazz