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Kane & Allsopp
Kane & Allsopp
Kane & Allsopp

Kane & Allsopp
@ the Pizza Express jazz club
22 November 2008

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Dave Kane biography

Composer/ bassist Dave Kane was born in Bangor, County Down in Northern Ireland. At age 16 he bought an electric bass guitar from a catholic priest for £50 and began moving his fingers up and down the ‘E’ string in local punk and alternative bands. With aspirations of eventually playing on the other 3 strings of the bass, Kane began studying music at a local college with the internationally acclaimed composer and bandleader Brian Irvine. As a direct result of hanging out with Irvine, Kane began to explore the idioms of free improvisation, contemporary jazz, classical music and funk.

Kane also studied Contemporary music at Bretton Hall College of the University of Leeds where he encountered the music of John Cage, Edgar Varese, Cecil Taylor, Barry Guy, John Coltrane, Iannis Xenakis, Charles Mingus, Frank Zappa and John Zorn. Upon graduating from University Kane lived and worked in London for a while and played free music with British Jazz legends such as Keith Tippett, Paul Dunmall, Elton Dean, Evan Parker, Tony Levin, Mark Sanders, Paul Rogers, Alex Maguire and many others.

Currently based in Leeds, Kane is a founder member of L.I.M.A. (Leeds Improvised Music Association) and the musical director/ composer for the L.I.M.A orchestra. An ever expanding large improv orchestra featuring some of the UK's finest young musicians including Matthew Bourne, Chris Sharkey, Christophe De Bezenac, Petter Fadnes. Other projects include; the internationally acclaimed Bourne/ Davis/ Kane. Dave Kane (solo double bass + voice). The Shank Trio (featuring saxophonist James Allsopp and drummer Tim Giles). Didrik Ingvaldsen’s Quartet Alpha and Dave Kane’s Rabbit Project.

Kane & Allsopp

Kane & Allsopp



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