@ 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 acclaim.
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.