@ the Purcel Room, Southbank Centre
& the Love Supreme Jazz Festival
15 November 2013 - 7 July 2013
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Working without a traditional rhythm section, Brass
Jaw creates a performance that is truly unique in sound and direction,
revealing a group that is able to adapt to almost any performance
environment. Brass Jaw’s concerts are characterised by the
band’s trademark momentum, drive and charisma, in a set that
strongly embraces the jazz tradition whilst reaching out into the
unknown towards new musical territory.
The group is the brainchild of baritone saxophonist,
Allon Beauvoisin and first toured the UK in 2005 as a saxophone
quartet, subsequently releasing their first album ‘Burn’
which launched the group on to the UK and European festival circuit.
2009 saw the band evolve one step further with the inclusion of
multi-award winning trumpeter, Ryan Quigley.
Since then, Brass Jaw’s notoriety for providing
a unique and engaging live music experience has grown rapidly.
November 2009 saw Brass Jaw take the London Jazz
Festival by storm, performing in a wide array of different venues
across the city. Launched in tandem with the festival, Brass Jaw’s
album ‘Deal With It’ has gone on to receive critical
The ensemble’s flexibility makes it the ideal
vehicle for new compositions from members of the group as well as
commissions for renowned composers such as ECM recording artist
John Surman who composed two new works for Brass Jaw, premiered
at the 2009 British Composers Awards. 2010 has seen Brass Jaw perform
at festivals worldwide, including North Sea Jazz Festival (Holland)
Rochester Jazz Festival (USA) Antibes Jazz Festival (France).
In May 2011 Brass Jaw were awarded 'Ensemble Of The Year' at the
Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
The members of Brass Jaw are also experienced educators
and clinicians and as group engage in a broad range of educational
activities including: schools performances for all age ranges, improvisation
and composition workshops, small and large ensemble coaching, individual
tuition and mentoring. Paul and Ryan are both faculty members at
the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama, as well as running
an annual Jazz Summer School at Glasgow Jazz Festival.