- Doors Open: 7:30 pm
- Event Start: 8:00 pm
- Admission: £13.50
Guitarist Tom Ollendorff has been fast building a reputation as an outstanding improviser and imaginative composer. His album A Song For You is an elegantly accomplished mix of gracefully grooving songlike themes, warmly conversational improvising, baroque-like unaccompanied etudes, and headlong fast-bop swing. His 2022 tour is a collaboration with saxophonist Ben Wendel, who over the last two decades has established himself as one of the jazz world’s most prolific and innovative voices.
Grammy nominated saxophonist Ben Wendel has enjoyed a varied career as a performer, composer and producer. Highlights include tours, performances and/or recordings with artists such as Tigran Hamasyan, Antonio Sanchez, Gerald Clayton, Eric Harland, Taylor Eigsti, Linda May Han Oh, Moonchild, Louis Cole, Daedelus, Snoop Dogg and the artist formerly known as Prince. Ben is a founding member of the Grammy nominated group Kneebody.
Tom Ollendorff: Guitar
Ben Wendel: Saxophone
Marc Michel: Drums
Conor Chaplin: Bass
“One of the world’s finest guitarists. His music is complex yet rooted in melody and feeling” (Gilad Hekselman)
“A highly talented, Imaginative player” ( The Jazz Man)
“He is gaining a formidable reputation as an outstanding improviser and imaginative composer”(Bracknell Jazz)
“I really enjoy the playing and writing of young guitarist Tom Ollendorff, definitely one to watch and listen out for” ( Helen Mayhew, Jazz FM)
A highly talented, Imaginative playerThe Jazz Man