Saturday 14th March 2020 - 9:30 pm
Music Charge: £14.00
“Tim Whitehead...the finest tenor player in Britain today”
Tim Whitehead is renowned throughout the UK, Europe and the USA as a remarkable performer and composer with a dazzling CV. In the 70’s he toured with Ian Carr’s “Nucleus” and “Graham Collier Music” winning the Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award on the way. In the 80’s he was a member of the ground breaking big band Loose Tubes and in the 90’s he made several critically acclaimed albums, winning The Andrew Milne Award for Jazz, as well as the BBC Music Magazine Jazz Album of the Year. More recently Tim has collaborated with renowned contemporary classical composer Colin Riley, receiving numerous awards and accolades for their innovative projects. As further testament to his extraordinary talent, in 2009 he was the first ever musician to be made Artist in Residence at Tate Britain, resulting in a number of brilliant gigs, a highly acclaimed album “Colour Beginnings” and a short-listing for the British Composer Of The Year Award. The gig this evening will feature material from his “Personal Standards” project (an innovative take on popular songs) that he has entitled "New Personal Standards - Mk 2!", including material by Paul Simon, Wayne Shorter, Keith Jarrett, and Pat Metheny as well, of course, as some classic jazz standards. The musicians featured in the quartet tonight are Jon Gee-piano, Andy Hamill-bass and Milo Fell-drums. Tim’s muscular yet fluent and highly melodic playing is widely regarded as amongst the finest around and he commands considerable respect throughout the jazz scene.
“The finest tenor player in Britain today'' Jazz Review; “A prodigious tenor player whose graceful compositions always rise above....mere technicalities...Tim Whitehead's music is marked by a sense of grace and economy” The Times; “Whitehead is one of the most creative, exciting and passionate saxophonists in Europe” A Rough Guide