Brighton Jazz Club
Brighton Jazz Club presents
Tuesday 18 November 2014
John Surman at Seventy £17.50
with special guest Karin Krog
Doors open: 7.30pm / Concert: 8pm
Brighton Dome Studio Theatre, Church Street, Brighton BN1 1UE [ map ]
John Surman Saxophones & electronics Karin Krog Vocals
Saxophonist and composer John Surman is a key member of a richly talented generation of British jazz artists who emerged during the 1960s, revered and admired internationally for his pioneering approach to jazz and improvised music.
Throughout his 40-year career, he has developed the use of electronics in solo and group performance, working with brass ensembles, choirs, string quartets and orchestras as well as in more familiar jazz settings.
John received two major UK awards in 2013 for his most recent ECM release, Saltash Bells, and a third at the end of the year for his latest choral composition, Lifelines. He celebrates his seventieth year in 2014 with a two-night residency at the London Jazz Festival, where he will be appearing with the Trans4mation String Quartet and the Bergen Big Band. The concert in Brighton takes place the following week and will be the only opportunity to see him performing a solo show.
“Surman paints an aural picture … created on the synthesiser, overlaid with interweaving melodic lines on the reed instruments. Although … recorded separately, he manages to play his different instruments so that they sound like they are responding to each other in real time, a stunning feat.” ~ BBC Music