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The Shape of Jazz To Come presents: Olly Chalk Trio + Matt Sulzmann Trio

Supported by the Dave Holland Evan Parker Fund

First set 8:30 pm – 9: 30pm (Olly Chalk Trio)

Second set 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm (Matt Sulzmann Quintet)


Line Up

Olly Chalk – piano

Sam Ingvorsen – bass

Gwilym Jones – drums

The Olly Chalk Trio walks the high-wire between total freedom and detailed writing, juggling intricate, daring and emotive compositions with explosive improvising. Olly’s writing draws from 20th Century Classical and traditional Japanese music and often make connections to poetry and spoken word.


After winning the Peter Whittingham Development Award in January 2018, the trio were joined in the studio by New York saxophonist John O’Gallagher following a UK tour. The music from this album: ‘Scathed Citizens’ (due for release in Summer 2019) explores a vivid picture-book of themes: science fiction, mysticism, hope, anxiety, dystopia and growing up in the peaceful Suffolk countryside.

‘Super creative and different’ – John Escreet


Line Up

Matt Sulzmann – Soprano Sax

Billy Marrows – Guitar

Will Barry – Piano

Flo Moore – Bass

Dave Storey – Drums


Matt Sulzmann leads his own quintet showcasing several of the most exciting talents on the London Jazz scene. With a strong influence taken from the British jazz music in which he grew up, Matthew‘s writing features sweeping lyrical melodies grounded against lush harmony, with room for extended improvisations from the musicians. Members of the quintet are the recipients of several awards (Dankworth Prize 2015, 2017, WCOM Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2017), and have already been sought after by veterans of the scene including Jasper Hoiby, Gareth Lockrane, and James Allsopp.


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