George Crowley, Rob Luft, Tim Giles
An evening of forward-thinking, electronically-tinged jazz and improvised music from saxophonist and composer George Crowley, and his newest trio, featuring BBC New Generation artist, guitarist Rob Luft and award-winning drummer Tim Giles.
George Crowley is a saxophonist, clarinettist, composer and promoter based in London.
Since his arrival in the capital in 2007, Crowley has steadily established himself as a key player within the city's burgeoning creative jazz and improv scene, and increasingly well known further afield, performing across the UK and Europe.
As a performer he is active across a range of styles from contemporary showstoppers Melt Yourself Down and Yazz Ahmed, to experimental improv and the jazz traditions. This new trio featuring Rob Luft and Tim Giles, playing music from a forthcoming album, focuses on George’s broad view of what jazz can be, featuring melodic writing, ambient textures and interactive group improv as well as grooves from an assortment of angles, also augmenting his palette with the use of electronics effects.
“...a fine young composer/player who knows where the music has been and where he’s headed with it.” (John Fordham, The Guardian)
“Rarely does a player so young debut with such a fully rounded tone and range of writing skills, so keep a keen ear out for Crowley: the future could yet be his.” (Jazzwise) Magazine