The Vortex & Cafe OTO celebrate Evan Parker's 70th. 21, 23, 25 Oct at The Vortex
Led Bib formed in 2003 and are leaders on the young British jazz scene. They are an improvisational jazz rick band. After eight years of preforming together and five released studio albums the group continues to push the boundaries of jazz.
The group released their first album in May 2005 to widespread critical praise. Their Second album ‘Sizewell Tea’, released through Babel in 2007, moved the group into a new level of awareness with a string of high profile dates across Europe and 2008 saw them release a limited edition CD to more acclaim despite its unavailability in the shops.
The band experienced further widespread acclaim following the release of their 4th album Sensible Shoes when it was announced as an Album of the Year in the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The ensuing media storm saw them reach in excess of 20 million people as they performed on TV & Radio sessions including Channel 4 TV News with Jon Snow and Radio 4’s Front Row.
And with the release of their fifth album ‘Bring Your Own’, they were seen topping the college radio charts across Canada and the USA as well as appearing on the cover of Jazzwise, the biggest selling English jazz magazine in Europe.
The group is currently working on their sixth studio album. Recently they were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 2009 and winning the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award in 2005.