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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
This two-horns-no-chords quartet was established by drummer Matthew Jacobson in 2007 as a creative outlet for his compositions as well as his somewhat perverse fascination with anagrams. While he failed to find such avid fellow followers of wordplays, he did find and enlist the help of creative and rhythmic specialists Derek Whyte (bass) and Nick Roth (alto sax), with trombonist Colm O'Hara arriving a little later.
ReDiviDeR play all original compositions from Jacobson ("one of Ireland's most exciting young talents" - the Irish Times) with influences including artists such as Charles Mingus, Jim Black, Deerhoof and Phil Ivey. The formula for putting all this together in one palindromic setting is downtown grooves with catchy riffs and collective improvs.
"Jacobson's compositions are like fine sketches around which the musicians add their own bold colors, seeking collective form and harmony… But it's also highly disciplined, and embraces hooks, melody and quite refined harmony and counterpoint… This is free jazz which grooves and sings... An impressive debut, ReDiviDeR's stirring and original music marks it out as a band to watch out for." Ian Patterson, All About Jazz, 22nd January 2012
Cath Roberts formed Quadraceratops while studying for a Masters at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2011. They have appeared at numerous London jazz nights including LUME, Jazz at the Salisbury and SE Collective, as well as briefly leaving the capital in June 2012 to play at Efpi Records’ Manchester night Freedom Principle. The band supported Get The Blessing at Camden’s Jazz Cafe as part of the 2012 London Jazz Festival. In June 2013, they played at Jazz In The Round @ The Cockpit. The current set of music is inspired by insects, fairground rides, underground tunnelling machines and fictional serial killers.
‘Suitably psychotic!’ – Jez Nelson
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