Trish Clowes My Iris

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Trish Clowes My Iris

Dates of next edition: 
From 21 October 2018 to 21 October 2018
Musicians: 
Trish Clowes, Ross Stanley, Chris Montague, James Maddren
Description: 
‘My Iris is masterful musical wizardry’ – Fiona Ord-Shrimpton, All About Jazz
 
London-based saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes leads My Iris, a new quartet featuring the talents of Chris Montague (Troyka, Colin Towns, Benny Greb), Ross Stanley (Jim Mullen, Dennis Rollins, Will Vinson) and James Maddren (Gwilym Simcock, Kit Downes). Dave Gelly, jazz critic for The Observer, wrote that ‘with just four players, the variety of tone colour is quite remarkable and the playing…is impeccable’. With My Iris, Clowes’ gifts for melody, form, improvisation and leadership come further to the foreground. Her intricate compositions juxtapose startling melodies and ethereal whispers with gnarly lines and earthy grooves. Past appearances include Gateshead International Jazz Festival, EFG London Jazz Festival and broadcasts for BBC Radio 3 and Radio Bremen (Germany).
 
Trish Clowes is a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist and has recorded four albums for London-based jazz label Basho Records. Her other activities include curating her own Emulsion series of cross-genre music festivals and performing with pianist Gareth Williams in the Glow quartet. Clowes has also worked extensively with larger ensembles, incorporating orchestras on her earlier albums ‘Tangent’ (2010) and ‘Pocket Compass’ (2014), and a string quartet on ‘and in the night-time she is there’ (2012).  In December 2015, Clowes won a BASCA British Composer Award for ‘The Fox, The Parakeet & The Chestnut’, her work for the BBC Concert Orchestra. Clowes has recently been commissioned by BBC Radio 3 to compose a new piece for the orchestra that will address issues surrounding the refugee and migrant crisis for a family audience. It will be performed as part of the EFG London Jazz festival 2017.