Hailed by Gilles Peterson as “one of the best musicians in the UK”, Nat Birchall is one of the UK’s most special musicians, a spiritual, soulful saxophonist who has drunk deeply from the endless well that is the music of John Coltrane. Playing tenor and soprano saxophones, he is a band leader, composer and arranger (and occasional DJ) who has grabbed listener’s attention and has found international acclaim for a series of fine albums on Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana label as well as more recently his own Sound Soul and Spirit imprint.
He is joined by his live band:
Nat Birchall – Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, bells. tambourine
Adam Fairhall – Piano
Corey Mwamba – Vibes & Percussion
Michael Bardon – Bass
Johnny Hunter – Drums
“In a scene dominated by jazz graduates who are fluent in the language but don’t have much to say, the music of saxophonist Birchall screams “Belief!” “ The Independent
“Truly transcendental.” MOJO
“Beautifully exemplifies the new flowering of Northern jazz soulfulness…deeply felt and beautifully executed” Jazzwise Magazine
The Picturehouse Cafe Bar is open beforehand for delicious food and drinks.