Jazz Spring 2018 at Turner Sims

The Spring 2018 Jazz Series at Turner Sims, Southampton brings you three hugely influential American musicians...

On Friday 13 April, Grammy Award-winning Keyon Harrold will be performing music from his 2017 album, The Mugician.
Raised from the fires of (now infamous) Ferguson, Missouri, Grammy Keyon has developed a reputation as one of the world’s most sought-after, emotionally electric young trumpeters on the scene. Keyon has toured and recorded with or produced for the likes of Jay-Z, Beyoncé, Common, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill to name a few. He also has had numerous musical placements in film and TV including the 2015 Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead. Directed by Don Cheadle, Keyon is featured as the trumpet sound of Don Cheadle playing Miles Davis.
Tonight he plays music from his 2017 album, The Mugician. As the word ‘Mugician’ is an impromptu hybrid of words, this album is an accumulation of Keyon’s eclectic tastes, with stylistic twists and turns everywhere taking cues from jazz, hip-hop, blues, rock, reggae, and rap.
On Saturday 28 April we are delighted to welcome Mark Guiliana, who is recognised as one of the world’s leading drummers, admired and in demand across the spectrum from jazz to rock to electronic music for his rhythmic sophistication, creative impulse, and individual sound.
Along with leading his own groups, Mark has appeared on a string of acclaimed recordings with others. The verve and precision of Guiliana’s drumming was a prime mover of Blackstar, David Bowie’s multiple Grammy Award-winning final album, and he has collaborated with artists such as Brad Mehldau, John Scofield, Donny McCaslin and Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer-songwriter Matt Cameron.
He brings music from his most recent release Jersey, with his ever-compelling quartet.
Performing at Turner Sims on Sunday 06 May, is Multiple Grammy Award-winner Bill Frisell, firmly established as one of the most admired and influential musicians across contemporary music.
With his unmistakable trademark sound, his collaborations with a staggering range of artists from jazz, rock, film, and beyond – including Paul Motian, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Charles Lloyd, Bonnie Raitt, and John Scofield – have produced dazzling results, as evidenced by Small Town (ECM), his acclaimed recent release recorded live at New York’s famed Village Vanguard with rising bass phenomenon Thomas Morgan.
The duo bring their magical musical chemistry to the Turner Sims stage.
Turner Sims Spring Season full listings available online at: www.turnersims.co.uk