Wednesday 28th February 2024 - 8:00 pm
Music Charge: £16.00
“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. 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. This show will feature Tim's arrangements of modern popular standards, classic jazz standards, and Tim's originals written in the tradition of bebop tunes such as Scrapple, Ornithology, Moose the Mooche etc. plus a few surprises. He'll be joined on this adventure by a fantastic trio - David Gordon-piano, Dave Whitford-bass and Tom Hooper-drums.
“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; "Whitehead is a fundamentally imaginative player. A delight...a special, stimulating night" Oxford Times; "Gordon...a richly gifted player with a sparkling style and boundless imagination" Independent