Doors 9pm, music 9.30pm
Tori Freestone – Tenor Saxophone / Violin / Vocals
Dave Mannington – Double Bass
Tim Giles – Drums
Tori Freestone has been creating a stir in the UK and abroad in recent years winning prestigious awards and receiving rave reviews. 2019 saw her trio back in action with the release of ‘El Mar de Nubes’, receiving the Guardian Jazz album of the month. Showcasing her unique writing style which takes inspiration from the chordless trios of the moment, steeped in the jazz tradition but infused with sounds from her roots in folk the new release also has Latin and Brazilian elements influenced by spending much of her youth and adult life in the Canary Islands where she composed the album.
Tori plays these compositions with the melodic yet robust approach that she has become so well known for and the trio, with her much in demand long time colleagues Tim Giles (drums) and Dave Manington (bass), has an incredible rapport and interaction that gives audiences a buzz and sense of excitement in a live setting. Receiving rave reviews for 2014’s ‘In the Chophouse’ resulting in a commission for the London Jazz Festival that year, the follow up 2016 release ‘El Barranco’ saw the trio touring Europe extensively playing Germany, Spain, Italy and Austria including some of the most prestigious European festivals. The 3rd and most recent release ‘El Mar de Nubes’ has everything for the listener from hard driving and free jazz to Brazilian to folk to Cuban inspired music and brings the level of interaction from the 3 musicians to new heights.
In Feb 2020 the trio performed in Germany and this was to be their last live performance before the pandemic. The upcoming Vortex performance will be the first time the trio will have performed live since then, so it is much anticipated.
“Freestone has caused a stir far beyond the UK… an impressive original and formidable trio” Leibnitz Jazz Festival, Austria review
“she’s got a real burn to her playing ..with weaving lines and constant listening, supporting and interacting from the bass and drums…my ears never get tired”, Ingrid Jensen’ ‘Artist Choice’ Jazz Times, USA – top 10 UK artists article
“Freestone has clearly listened widely, but her musicality and broad experiences have stirred all that input into an imposingly original sound”. John Fordham, The Guardian **** review, UK