International jazz star to play IW

By David Newble

Friday, February 22, 2013

 

MUSIC A renowned jazz musician, whose music revolves around political themes and the sounds of the Middle East, will play at Quay Arts’ Jazz Cafe next Friday, March 1.

Israeli-born Gilad Atzmon trained at the Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem. He will be supported by Karen Black on drums, Jim Thorn on piano and Sandy Suchodolski on double bass.

Gilad plays soprano, alto, tenor and baritone sax, as well as clarinet and flutes. His album, Exile, was named BBC jazz album of the year 2003 and he has been described as the hardest gigging man in British jazz.

As a bandleader and reed player, he has been amazing his listeners with his powerful personal style that combines bebop artistry and Middle-Eastern roots.

A supper menu is planned to accompany the evening’s music. Bar and menu available from 6.30pm, with the performance beginning at 8pm.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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