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Trish Clowes and Tangent

Friday October 3rd 2015, 7:30pm

In association with
Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Club

The Atrium Cafe, Clitheroe Castle

‘At the door’ tickets £10, CCS & RVJBC members £8

To buy tickets on-line, visit the RVJBC website. Clitheroe Concerts Society is not selling tickets for this event.

Please note the different venue, day of the week and starting time. Our chamber music concerts are at CRGS Sixth Form Centre on Wednesdays at 7:30pm

This much discussed musician, saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes and her band Tangent, ( James Madden ~ drums, Callem Gourlay ~ bass, Chris Montagu ~ guitar) are very keen to bring their jazz/classical fusion north of Watford. Probably playing self-penned compositions from her recent CD “And in the night-time she is there”.

Trish is currently a BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist. She moved to London in 2003 to study at the Royal Academy of Music with Iain Ballamy and Pete Churchill. In 2008 she won a Development Award from the Musicians Benevolent Fund which was used to form a new ensemble, Tangent. Then in 2010 Clowes recorded and released her debut album for Basho Records, also named ‘Tangent’, featuring her small band, pianist Gwilym Simcock, vocalist Kathleen Willison and two orchestral tracks conducted by Jules Buckley (of the Heritage Orchestra). The album was critically acclaimed, receiving praise for it’s integrity, luminosity and ambition.

Her second album for Basho Records ‘And in the night-time she is there’ was released in September 2012 followed by a UK tour with her band Tangent, with guest appearances from Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Martin France and a string quartet led by violinist Thomas Gould. Venues included Kings Place London and The Sage Gateshead and the tour was supported by Jazz Services. Clowes’ ‘Iris Nonet’, which was premiered on this tour, was shortlisted for the 2013 BASCA British Composer Awards.

Clowes curates her own festival Emulsion with Glyndebourne Young Composer in Residence, Luke Styles. Emulsion compositions and the Emulsion development scheme are supported by the PRS for Music Foundation and Jerwood Charitable Foundation respectively. Emulsion 3 took take place at the end of May 2014 – receiving 5 stars from the Arts Desk – and was supported by Arts Council England and PRS for Music Foundation. Recent performances include studio and live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and a recreation of the album ‘Barbara Song’ by saxophonist/composer Barbara Thompson, which is a collection of Kurt Weill tunes specially arranged for Barbara to play with string quartet. The composers/arrangers featured include Mike Westbrook, Richard Rodney Bennett, Mike Gibbs and Barbara Thompson.

Earlier this year, Trish recorded her third album with the BBC Concert Orchestra and made an appearance at Celtic Connections with Gwilym Simcock and the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. Trish’s third album is due to be released in the Autumn of 2014 with a launch at the 2014 EFG London Jazz Festival.

“This is British Jazz at its best… I suggest you go and see her now before it’s difficult to get in the room, I assure you she is a great great talent.”   – Jamie Cullum

“Trish Clowes is one of the most agile and original jugglers of ‘improv’ and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” – John Fordham, the Guardian

“Trish Clowes is a fiercely talented jazz saxophonist” – Ivan Hewett, the Telegraph