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Trish Clowes and Ross Stanley bring their thought provoking music and distinctive interplay to Firth Hall.

In Association with Sheffield Jazz

They have been developing their repertoire and crafting their unique sound world over a number of years, built around a diverse range of music – their own material, arrangements from jazz, folk and church organ traditions and free improvisations. The duo’s performances include Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Cheltenham Jazz Festival and often include music by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as original compositions, two of which are dedicated to Clowes and Stanley’s respective heroes, Wayne Shorter and John Taylor.

“an impressive duo set… interacting brilliantly with both energy and delicacy” – Tony Dudley Evans, promoter & writer

“captivating duo” – Jazzwise

Their new album ‘Journey to Where’ will be released on March 24 2024, International Women’s Day, to coincide with their performance at Wigmore Hall, where the music was recorded, for a wide-ranging celebration of women in music as both composers and performers.

Trish Clowes is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music with a PhD in Musical Composition. Well known for her orchestral arrangements and work with string quartets, she won a British Composer Award for her work for the BBC Concert Orchestra. She is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music and an Associate Artist at Wigmore Hall. Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, Trish has released seven critically acclaimed albums. Her band ‘My Iris’ has toured worldwide and received critical acclaim for their live performances and recordings. https://trishclowes.com/

“an improviser to be reckoned with” – Downbeat Magazine

“one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” – The Guardian

Ross Stanley, a two times winner of a British Jazz Award in the organ category studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Berklee College. He is high demand as a sideman, playing with jazz names including Dennis Rollins, Guy Barker, Stan Sulzman, John Parricelli, Jim Mullen and Clark Tracey, as well as being a regular member of the Nigel Price Organ Trio and Jacqui Dankworth’s band. Ross has toured with Tom Jones, Alfie Boe, Pino Palladino, Deodato and has recorded for US3, Trevor Horn and Simply Red.

“…widely respected,…the magic and sensitivity we have come to expect as normal from Ross Stanley” – London Jazz News

“Stanley is arguably Britain’s most in demand Hammond organist and a supremely accomplished pianist. He is an incredibly versatile musician” – The Jazz Mann

Dates: Thursday 25 April, 2024
Venue: Firth Hall
Time: 7:30 pm
Cost: £5 - £18
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