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24-25 November. jazzwerkstatt festival. Julie Sassoon, Peter Ehwald, Alan Skidmore and more celebrate this iconic label.
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Alec Harper, Andria Nicodemou, Mark Sanders

Alec Harper (Saxophone), Andria Nicodemou (Vibrophone), Mark Sanders (Drums)

 Alec and Mark have collaborated together on the London Jazz/Improv scene over the past couple of years and for this occasion they will be joined by Andria Nicodemou, Cypriot Vibraphonist based in Boston. Alec and Andria first met in Boston where the pair studied at New England Conservatory. They have since gone on to perform together in Cyprus and now in London. This newly formed trio of improvisers will meet here at the Vortex for the first time for a two sets of improvised music explorations.

 Alec has been performing on London’s Jazz, Free Jazz/Experimental scenes for a few years. He has played with Olie Brice, Liam Noble, Dan Nichols, Tom Wheatley, Andrew Lisle and others with his own groups, regularly performs with the London City Big Band and has performed and recorded in the USA and Europe.

Andria is an important emerging musician in the avant-garde, experimental, improvised, free jazz music idioms in the USA and Europe having worked with musicians such as Anthony Coleman, Joe Morris, Ikue Morri, Tayler Ho Bynum, Tatsuya Nakatani, Ab Baars and Anne La Berge.

Mark is one of the best drummers in Europe and regularly performs farther afield. He has worked with many renowned musicians including Derek Bailey, Henry Grimes, Roswell Rudd, Okkyung Lee, Barry Guy, Tim Berne, Otomo Yoshihide, Jah Wobble, Harold Budd, Sidsel Endresen, in duo and quartets with Wadada Leo Smith and trios with Charles Gayle with Sirone and William Parker. Mark and John Edwards have a long history as a rhythm section with many groups including Evan Parker Trio, Trevor Watts Quartet, with electro acoustic composer John Wall, `Foils` with Frank Paul Schubert and Matthius Muller, Veryan Weston, John Tilbury, Agusti Fernandez and Mathew Shipp.

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