Jez Nelson presents a showcase of four emerging jazz bands in association with BBC Introducing. BBC Introducing supports unsigned, undiscovered or under the radar musicians across the UK. All four acts featured have submitted their music via the BBC Introducing Uploader at bbc.co.uk/introducing and have been selected to perform at mjf by a team of BBC DJs including Jez Nelson (Radio 3) and Gilles Peterson (Radio 6 Music). DJ sets from 19.00.
To apply for free tickets to this event, please register at bbc.co.uk/showsandtours between 26 June and 10 July. Successful applicants will be chosen by random draw.
This concert will be broadcast on Jazz on 3 (BBC Radio 3) and Gilles Peterson (BBC Radio 6 Music). Please be inside the venue by 19.30 to avoid disturbance to the recording.
Metamorphic are a contemporary jazz/folk sextet based in London. Their debut album, The Rock Between, was released on the Fire label in April 2011 to critical acclaim. Coalescence, their second album, is due for release on the Fire label in April 2013.
The composer and arranger of Metamorphic’s music, pianist Laura Cole, draws heavily on her experience of RSI as a musician, and the subsequent depression that she battled with as a result. Now fully recovered, Coalescence is an attempt to chart this journey through music and words; the album title represents the theme of consolidation within the music, and the idea of moving forward.
Metamorphic have played together for nearly five years. The instrumentalists in the group all met while studying on the Jazz Degree at Middlesex University in London in 2001; vocalist Kerry Andrew became involved with the group through the promoter Moose Factory. Kerry also sings with the highly respected vocal trio Juice, whose album ‘Songspin’ recently won Best Contemporary Classical album of the year at the Independent Music Awards. Alto sax player Chris Williams is part of 2009 Mercury Prize nominated group Led Bib, and tenor/soprano sax player John Martin is a successful bandleader in his own right; his band The John Martin Quartet also have an album out on the Fire label, Dawning. Drummer Tom Greenhalgh also plays in the acclaimed group World Sanguine Report, led by Andrew Plummer, and double bass player Paul Sandy has worked with various groups such as The Rude Mechanicals.
Formed in mid 2012, by drummer and composer Peter Ibbetson, THE TWELVEHEADS feature some of the most in demand musicians and improvisers of their generation. Peter Ibbetson has performed alongside some of the UK’s most foremost musicians such as Pete Wareham, Iain Ballamy, Corey Mwamba and Martin Speake. Ibbetson is also part of the South London Collective ‘SE COLLECTIVE’, which features musicians such as Rory Simmons, Trish Clowes, Jon Shenoy and Arthur Lea.
THE TWELVEHEADS play the music of drummer Peter Ibbetson. Influenced by the angular obscurity of bands such as ‘BLOOD COUNT’, ‘ALASNOAXIS’ and ‘SCIENCE FRICTION’, also incorporating the textural quality of ‘MOGWAI’, ‘RADIOHEAD’ and ‘TORTOISE’. THE TWELVEHEADS have a sound which utilizes the crossfertilization of rock, electroacoustic improv and jazz.
Moonlight Saving Time
Led by singer Emily Wright, Moonlight Saving Time are a young, dynamic band who interpret music of the great jazz composers of the 20th century with their own original sound featuring hip hop, latin and afro cuban grooves.
Soldout concerts at Brecon, Oxford and Cheltenham jazz festivals have attracted glowing reviews from LondonJazz and Venue Magazine, and Emily has been featured in The Telegraph alongside Alice Russell.
Having released their debut EP in October 2012, the band performed a CD launch concert at Bristol’s Colston Hall that attracted an audience of over 200. In June 2013 Moonlight Saving Time embark on their first National tour including a date at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho.
Dominic J Marshall
Young British jazz pianist/composer originally from Leeds. Following their striking debut “the Oneness”, the trio’s second album, “ICAROS”, will be released in September 2012 on FIRE Label ‘FIRE presents’ series. The album comprises solely of Marshall’s original compositions, and the collective improvisations that spring forth from them. Dominic J Marshall cites such disparate artists as J Dilla, Hermann Hesse, Joan Miró, Alejandro Jodorowsky and J.S. Bach as influences.
A Manchester Jazz Festival Event
This event will begin at 7.45pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open from 5.30pm for delicious food and drinks.
Special Offer! Book your meal in advance and get free ‘lucky dip’ tickets for a future concert – click here now for details