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
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.