|Twelves Trio and Kaz Simmons with Ivo Neame|
'Post-jazz with fiery heart and soul' at George IV
Twelves Trio (who are actually a quartet) comprise - Tim Giles (drums); Rob Updegraff (electric guitar); Mark Hanslip (tenor saxophone) and Riaan Vosloo (leader/double bass). For this concert, Seb Roachford (of the Mercury prize-nominated Polar Bear) deputises for Tim Giles.
They deliver a stirring live set of "post-jazz with fiery heart and soul." Twelves Trio's debut album, "Here Comes The Woodman With His Splintered Soul" has been aptly described as "a heady mix of Coltrane-esque ballads, dark twenty first century waltzes, subtle hooks and tumbling Mingus-esque grooves."
Influences range from jazz to American magic realist dramas and traditional folk via obscure hip-hop. A new acoustic album is in the process of being recorded and an electronic album is also in the pipeline. Expect to be enthralled!
Kaz Simmons is undoubtedly one of the UK's most highly acclaimed young singer/songwriters - her original compositions showcase her conversational, often humorous lyrics coupled with her highly accomplished guitar playing.
She will be performing material from her forthcoming album "Dandelions" (produced by Riaan Vosloo and Ben Lamdin of Nostalgia 77), which combine folk, pop and jazz fused with Spanish and Brazilian guitar styles. She will be accompanied by the hugely talented keyboardist Ivo Neame.
May 31, 2010