Wednesday 9 May 8pm
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Tori Freestone (sax), Alcyona Mick (piano), and Brigitte Beraha (vocals)
These are three of the top contemporary jazz musicians currently working on the UK scene. They produce original music, in the jazz tradition, mixing composition with improvisation that is consistently beautiful to hear.
The Guardian’s jazz critics say that Tori Freestone has an “imposingly original sound” and praise Alcyona Mick’s “world-class ingenuity”; Julian Joseph of BBC Radio 3’s Jazz lineup said: “A great musician, Brigitte Beraha uses her voice like an instrument…”
Tori Freestone has been working with many of the most noted musicians on the UK and International Jazz Scene for many years. Her writing and playing has a range of influences from folk to straight ahead jazz and Brazilian music.
Alcyona Mick has been performing internationally for many years, working with Arabic artist Natacha Atlas all over the world and has performed extensively in France in recent years. She is a member of the esteemed London Jazz Orchestra and has composed music for many independent short films, documentaries, and silent cinema
After working together on the London jazz scene in various large ensembles including the London Jazz Orchestra and then traveling together to work on a project in the Canary Islands in 2014, they decided to fuse their unique writing styles and improvisational approaches to explore some new material and contemporary standards with a twist.
Given their wealth of experience working with unusual instrumentation in a variety of formats, the duo is the ideal setting to blend their unique and distinct voices for a more intimate exploration of this engaging and innovative material.
Improvising vocalist and composer Brigitte Beraha is one of the leading talents on the UK Jazz scene. She teaches jazz vocals at the Guildhall School of Music, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and the Royal Welsh College of Music, has recorded a number of critically acclaimed albums and toured extensively in the UK and beyond.
Her work embraces not only original contemporary jazz and the core jazz and latin repertoires but, increasingly, cross-genre projects such as the recent recreation of Basil Kirchin’s music as part of Hull City of Culture 2017 with the BBC Concert Orchestra and curated by Will Gregory which are cementing her reputation as an expert with a wide range of experience and creative scope.