Trish Clowes with The Cambridge University Jazz Orchestra (CUJO)

Friday 24 November 2017
West Road Concert Hall, Cambridge
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Friday 24 November 2017 19:30

“This is British Jazz at its best…I assure you she is a great, great talent.” Jamie Cullum

“The music is ambitious, fresh and experimental. Trish is a talent to watch” Julian Joseph

“Everything Clowes does has an invigorating purposefulness…” Ivan Hewett, The Telegraph

“All killer, no filler, packed with vibrancy and passion, and bursting with slick soloists and a superbly well-drilled team of players” LONDON JAZZ NEWS

“the Englishwoman’s quirky songwriter’s ear, subtly sleepy tenor sax sound and bright intensity on soprano are anything but cerebral”

JOHN FORDHAM, THE GUARDIAN ★★★★

 

Trish Clowes is a saxophonist and BASCA British Composer Award winner based in London and has collaborated with both The BBC Concert Orchestra and the Birmingham Jazz Orchestra on new material. Her recent ensemble project, Iris represents a new chapter in Clowes’ career and is her most assured album to date.

Trish also founded the EMULSION Festival,  which is a platform for new music and improvisation, combining both contemporary jazz and classical music into one. She has recently been appointed at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama as a professor of jazz saxophone and improvisation.

CUJO is Cambridge University’s premiere jazz ensemble bringing together the best jazz musicians in the university.  The group is 20-strong and focuses on performing jazz arrangements by leading big bands, standards, swing and funk.

They have worked with musicians such as Soweto Kinch, Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Dennis Rollins, Steve Waterman, Gareth Lockrane, Stan Sulzmann and Laurence Cottle and recent tours have involved performances in Budapest, Prague, Istanbul and Bordeaux.

This exciting one-off performance sees CUJO collaborate with innovative composer and saxophonist Trish Clowes. The concert will feature an exciting mix of standards, original music by members of the orchestra and original works from Trish.

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19:30 - 21:30