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Elliot Galvin / Binker Golding / John Edwards / Seb Rochford (2nd show)


Elliot Galvin – piano

Binker Golding – saxophones

John Edwards  – double bass

Seb Rochford – drums



The musicians will perform an improvised set.

John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Roscoe Mitchell, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.

Elliot Galvin is one of the stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has been compared to Django Bates although he sounds like no one except himself. Elliot is a prolific composer and has been commissioned by a number of Ensembles, Dance Companies, Theatre Groups and Festivals including the London Sinfonietta and Ligeti String Quartet.

Formerly a member of the F-IRE Collective, composer, songwriter, producer and drummer Seb Rochford’s current bands include the Mercury-nominated Polar Bear; new band Jyager Bear, with MC Jyager, Pete Wareham and Shabaka Hutchings; Trio Libero, with Andy Sheppard and Michel Benita; rock trio Big Dave, with ex-Babyshambles guitarist Patrick Walden; and electro-acoustic quartet Fulborn Teversham.

Binker Golding is a tenor saxophonist & composer. With his ensemble Binker & Moses he has released four critically acclaimed albums & has won as many awards, including a MOBO award in 2015. He also fronts his own group which was nominated for a Jazz FM award in 2020 for best album. He also received the Jazz FM award for instrumentalist of the year in 2020. He is also known for performing improvised music in a duo with Elliot Galvin & alongside John Edwards & Steve Noble in trio format.



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