James Mainwaring / Matthew Bourne / Dave Kane / Emil Karlsen | Leeds Jazz Festival


Tue Jun 07 2022 at 08:00 pm to 11:00 pm


Sela | Leeds, EN

The Jazz Joint, Leeds Jazz Festival and Sela Bar present:
An evening of basement jazz with four of Leeds' finest improvisers. Each with international critical acclaim in their own rights, there are joining forces for an evening full of surprise and invention, accompanied by fine pizza, larger and cocktails.
Doors from 7pm and music at 8 30pm.
James Mainwaring - Saxophone
Matthew Bourne - Fender Rhodes
Dave Kane - Double bass
Emil Karlsen - Drums
Individual biographies:
Saxophonist James Mainwaring has been recognised both individually, as a sideman and for his work with Roller Trio. Described by Giles Peterson as “Dark, menacing, bass-heavy – the new sound of UK jazz,” Roller Trio’s debut (2012) was nominated for the Mercury prize, MOBO Best Jazz Act and Jazz FM best newcomer. They were also awarded the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award, featured on BBC introduction, and have since released three albums, two live albums, a film soundtrack and have toured internationally. Other projects include Tipping Point, who toured and released The Earthworm’s Eye View in 2015 - “playful, dark, skilful and spontaneous… a surefooted trip across many persuasions in contemporary music’ (John Fordham in the Guardian). Additionally, James has explored performing solo with saxophone and electronics, including performances at Jazz in the Round and Kings Place as part of London Jazz Festival, which was described as an ‘intense, uncompromising performance that was utterly compelling’ Ian Mann (Jazzmann). James' most recent release is Mycorrhiza (2021), out on Discus Music and has been described as ‘A rich, rewarding, and thoughtful recording, redolent of our chaotic times, joyously cathartic and all the more vital for it’ by Darren Bergstein in Downtown Music Gallery.

Dave Kane is a Double Bass player, composer and bandleader born in Northern Ireland. He started off playing electric bass guitar when he was 16, playing in local punk and alternative bands. He studied at North Down College and then at Bretton Hall of the University of Leeds. He's played with well-known British Jazz musicians such as Evan Parker, Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Elton Dean, Tony Levin, Mark Sanders, Alex Maguire and Paul Rogers. He was a founding member of the Leeds Improvised Music Association and the musical director and composer of the Leeds Improvised Music Association orchestra. He also released albums with his Rabbit Project and the internationally acclaimed trio Bourne/Davis/Kane.

Matthew Bourne is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades and possesses an inventive and unique artistic approach for bringing infirm pianos back to life in Songs From A Lost Piano, collaborating with classical musicians of the London Sinfonietta in Written/Unwritten, the acclaimed solo piano album, Montauk Variations; and reinterpretations of Amon Tobin’s work for Ninja Tune. Other projects include Radioland; a live reworking of Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity album (in collaboration with Franck Vigroux & Antoine Schmitt), solo synthesiser album moogmemory; and Isotach, Bourne’s latest piano & cello album for The Leaf Label. Bourne’s work has appeared on compilations by Bonobo and Hot Chip, and featured in Paolo Sorentino’s latest film LORO. Bourne’s current musical focus as a collaborator has been with Keeley Forsyth (on her debut album, Debris); and recording and performing a series of two-piano concerts with the late Keith Tippett.

Emil Karlsen (b.1998) is a Norwegian improvising drummer currently based in the UK. Described as a “significant addition to the UK free jazz scene” and an “exceptional improv drummer”, he’s establishing himself on the improvised music circuit working the span from free improvisation to free jazz. Occupied with exploring the timbral and sonic possibilities of the drum kit, he performs with Philipp Wachsmann, Matthew Bourne, Phil Durrant, Ed Jones, and the London Improvisers Orchestra to mention some

Where is it happening?

Sela, 20 New Briggate, Leeds, United Kingdom

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