Kit Downes Sextet

  • Tuesday | 05.04.11
  • 7.30pm
  • Band on the Wall, Manchester
  • £12.81 Gene...


2010 Mercury Music Prize nominee Kit Downes is one of the most in demand young pianists on the UK scene, and is now getting the international acclaim Gwilym Simcock did on his emergence a few years back. His 2010 album Golden was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Backed by the subtle touches of bassist Calum Gourlay and drummer James Maddren, the trio is here expanded to form a new sextet performing original compositions.

“Downes is more of a choosy, patient storyteller, and if one of his distinctive original themes only requires a handful of notes and a lot of spaces, he leaves it like that”. John Fordham, The Guardian ****

“…a formidable force in his own right…his originals were haunting, and his hypnotic playing fizzed with ideas that got hotter by the moment.” Jazz UK

Kit Downes Sextet

Kit Downes – Piano
Calum Gourlay – Bass
James Maddren – Drums
Adrien Dennefeld – Cello
James Allsopp – Bass Clarinet
Josh Arceleo – Tenor Sax

This seated event will begin at 8pm but our Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open for delicious food and drinks from 5.30pm –  Special Offer! Book your meal in advance and get free ‘lucky dip’ tickets for a future concert – click here now for details