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George Crowley Trio

  • Flute and Tankard 4 Windsor Place Cardiff, Wales, CF10 United Kingdom (map)

George Crowley tenor sax
Dan Nicholls piano
Tim Giles drums

Saxophonist and composer George Crowley (Ivo Neame, Melt Yourself Down, Yazz Ahmed) is joined by the award-winning drums of Tim Giles (Stan Sulzmann, Golden Age of Steam) and the keyboard wizardry of Dan Nicholls (Strobes, Squarepusher, Marius Neset) for an evening of free-flowing new music encompassing contemporary grooves, folklike melody and multi-textured improvisation. Part of a national tour supported by Arts Council England.

Since his arrival in London 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; whether infusing melodic through-composed writing with open, searching improv in his own Can of Worms, channelling fiery avant-parade ghosts in Brass Mask, weaving through the polyrhythmic Ghanaian trance of Vula Viel or exploring more traditional repertoire, Crowley's energy and expressive, warm saxophone sound mark him out as a musician who demands attention.

He can also be found playing with bands and musicians such as Melt Yourself Down, Julian Argüelles' Septet, Yazz Ahmed, Red Snapper, the Michael Chillingworth Septet, Rick Simpson's Klämmer and the Olie Brice Quartet featuring Jeff Williams. Outside of the world of jazz and improvised music he has worked with artists such as Boy George and Culture Club and Mount Kimbie.

...a fine young composer/player who knows where the music has been and where he’s headed with it." 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

Tickets  £7  |  £5

Earlier Event: May 4
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