Tori Freestone Trio

Tori Freestone Trio

5th February 2017

A trio of just sax, bass and drums may sound like a dry prospect, but the widely admired composer, tenor saxophonist, flautist and violinist Tori Freestone makes it distinctive, exciting and playful - witness her two critically acclaimed CDs, In the Chop House, and El Barranco.

Tori’s playing is featured in a number of the UK’s most exciting contemporary bands, such as the London Jazz Orchestra, the Creative Jazz Orchestra, Compassionate Dictatorship and Orquesta Timbala, while she’s also worked alongside musicians such as Jasper Hoiby, Jamie Cullum, Andy Sheppard and Jim Hart.

Tori is known for her robust tenor sound, as well as an ability to amalgamate into a variety of styles and musical contexts, while maintaining her highly personal and distinct voice. Her free-flowing, intelligent style highlights a great gift for melodic invention, harnessed by a trio currently on tour and playing at the top of their game.

Bassist Dave Manington has been in demand for a wide range of different ensembles in a variety of styles. He composed for and led his own jazz septet for several years, and now leads a quartet which is part of London’s LOOP collective.

Dave has also recorded albums and sessions as a sideman with luminaries such as John Etheridge, Gwilym Simcock, Peter King, Alan Barnes, Salena Jones and Roberto Pla.

Drummer Tim Giles has fulfilled the promise shown as a child prodigy and is now widely regarded as one of the most thrilling young contemporary jazz drummers in Europe.

Aged 12, Tim performed at the Brecon Jazz Festival and two years later was playing alongside Richard Fairhurst and Iain Ballamy. He was also a member of Django Bates’ Delightful Precipice and has recorded/played with Stan Sulzmann, Iain Ballamy, Julian Arguelles, the Perfect Houseplants and Tom Arthurs’ Centripede.

"This absorbing collection heralds the arrival of a fine trio and a new talent in the thriving British jazz scene." - All About Jazz

"Freestone has clearly listened widely, but her musicality and broad experiences have stirred all that input into an imposingly original sound." - The Guardian

“A surprisingly powerful and forthright tenor player, Freestone pushes at the parameters, probing and exploring.” - The Jazz Mann

Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions
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Doors open 7.00pm. Show starts 7.30pm

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