Looking forward to playing at this year's Manchester Jazz Festival with my quartet. This will be our first appearance at the festival. I'll be playing with Fulvio Sigurtá, Steve Berry, and Winston Clifford on Tuesday July 22nd at 2:30pm at the Twaites Festival Pavilion. Manchester Jazz Festival says:
"An authentic British/European sound that understands the American jazz underpinnings of the music, occupying the space between notation and improvisation; friendly grooves and natural interplay inspired by popular song, folk, improvisation and be-bop."
Here's a link to the festival page: http://www.manchesterjazz.com/2014/dorian-ford-quartet/
Later that week we'll be playing at the St James Theatre in London on Friday 25th July.
Looking forward to a busy London Jazz Festival week. I'll be playing in three gigs at the festival and then escaping to Sussex at the end.
This Saturday I'll be playing at the Southbank in my duo with Johnny Phillips at 2pm. This is a free gig, so pop in if you're in town. It's part of a presentation by F-ire collective, so there's lots of free music to hear that day.
Then on Wednesday 20th, I'll be hosting an evening at the St James Theatre. Featuring three great singers, Carol Grimes, Mark Jennett and Anita Wardell, plus guests and the band is me, Neville Malcolm and Winston Clifford. If you haven't visited the St James in Victoria yet, it's a good time to visit.
On Thursday 21st I'll be playing at Lauderdale House with Carol Grimes, Annie Whitehead, Neville Malcolm and Winston Clifford. Looking forward to playing a gig down the road in Highgate.
Then, if you fancy a trip out of London, I'll be playing at the Westgate Chapel in Lewes with my quartet (Fulvio Sigurtá, Steve Rose, Winston Clifford), hosted by the Oyster Project.
A long time in the making, this live double album, was a family affair, with art work by Carol's daughter Kasia, recording and mixing by my brother in law Jono Trott, and mastering by Carol's long time friend, Mark Hewins, a regular feature on tour with Lou Reed.