Music • What's On at the NAC
Showing: 14/06/2019 to 14/06/2019
Iain Ballamy Quartet / IBQT fetaures,
Iain Ballamy – tenor saxophone
Jason Rebello – piano
Percy Pursglove – double bass / flugelhorn
Mark Whitlam – drums
ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer who has been variously described as urbane, original, freethinking and uncompromising.
Listed in the BBC’s publication ‘100 Jazz Greats’ between Count Basie and Chet Baker, Ballamy’s work is contemporary with both strong jazz and classical references and yet un-encumbered by formality and tradition.
Over three decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes and by forging strong and ongoing relationships with musicians around the globe, Ballamy has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary Jazz scene.
“Ballamy’s is a melodic thoughtful style, born out in beautiful original tunes.”
— Linton Chiswick, Time Out
“Intensly melodic, eventful and full of surprises… The beauty of tone that Iain Ballamy gets is certainly one of the joys of the current scene, and his concern with creating it echoes Stan Getz’s.”
— Andy Hamilton, Jazz on CD
Celebrated British jazz pianist Jason Rebello was labelled a veteran by critics at 19 and over the next decade won most of the major jazz music awards.
Technique, diversity and adaptability have enabled Jason to work with artists across the musical spectrum such as Peter Gabriel, Jeff Beck, Phil Collins, Pee Wee Ellis, Joss Stone, Madeline Peyroux, Manu Katche and recently Charlene Soraia.
“In terms of sheer ability and potential, Jason is probably the finest young jazz musician this country has produced. His playing has great poise and maturity, which is unusual in somebody so young.”
Stuart Nicholson, author Jazz: The Modern Resurgence.
Versatility, creative flair and great feel have established Mark as one of the first-call players in the South West. Putting the needs of the music first is at the centre of his approach, Mark is a passionate, authoritative and authentic performer.
Percy Pursglove from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
“Somehow Pursglove created a completely whole musical world all of his own. That is a rare achievement.” – Jazzwise
Doors Open: 7.30pm
Event Start: 8pm
Under 25's Jazz offer: £14