Artist: Evan Parker

21 Nov Evan Parker photograph by Caroline Forbes

Evan Parker was born in Bristol in 1944.  At the age of fourteen he began playing the alto saxophone.  He eventually switched to tenor and soprano after being influenced by John Coltrane.  In 1962 he attended Birmingham University but a trip to New York where he heard the Cecil Taylor trio prompted him to change his path. Through the years he found other players that shared his passion for jazz. In 1970 he joined the Alex von Schlippenbach Trio, which he is still apart of today.  For the pas fourty years Parker mostly preforms free improvised jazz either as a soloist or within a group. Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt and Squarepusher  As well as being a part of the European improvising force he has also collaborated with many American innovators and has been sought out by experimental fringe artist.

Evan Parker is an experienced and masterful jazz artist who has been a regular with the Vortex Jazz Club for well over five years.  He curates his performances as well as takes lead on the Evan Parker: Might I Suggest Festival, that is held monthly.  He is one of Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, which is why he keeps audiences coming back for more.

 

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Thu 19 June 2014

Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards / Sam Bailey

Monthly Vortex residency with the master of free improvisation. Tonight’s concert will start promptly at 8.30pm First set Sam Bailey solo prepared piano Second set Evan Parker / John Russell / John Edwards Third set Evan Parker / John Russell [...]

Thu 10 April 2014

Evan Parker / Barry Guy / Paul Lytton

Evan Parker A major force in European improvising, Evan Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott Walker, Robert Wyatt and Squarepusher. He is one of Europe’s most innovative and intriguing saxophonists, which is why [...]

Thu 20 March 2014

Evan Parker & Black Top

Evan Parker invites Black Top invites Evan Parker. Continuing our monthly residency with saxophonist Evan Parker. Tonight Evan’s joined by Pat Thomas and Orphy Robinson. Founded by Pat Thomas (piano/electronics) and Orphy Robinson (vibes), the ad hocBlack Top series is dedicated to [...]

Thu 20 February 2014

Evan Parker

John Russell (guitar) / John Edwards (bass) / Evan Parker (saxophone) Monthly Vortex residency with the master of free improvisation. A major force in European improvising, Evan Parker has collaborated with everyone from Cecil Taylor, Paul Bley & Anthony Braxton, to Scott [...]