Matthew Bourne + Kit Downes
Support from Isotach
Two adventurous pianists play together for the first time – on two grand pianos.
Due to an injury Keith Tippett has unfortunately had to cancel his performance at Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival on 23 March. This concert will go ahead with a new line up with Kit Downes in place of Keith Tippett. If you have any questions regarding your ticket booking please contact our Box Office.
Matthew Bourne is a passionate explorer of sound with a reputation as a fearlessly unpredictable pianist and composer. Following his celebrated analogue synth projects moogmemory and Radioland: Radio-Activity Revisited, Bourne now returns to the piano.
“Matthew Bourne is both a strikingly talented jazz/improv musician and a boldly adventurous composer” Uncut
Joining him on the second grand piano is pianist, composer Kit Downes, one of the most respected players of the younger generation. Rising to fame with Empirical, Downes won BBC Jazz Awards Rising Star in 2008 and has gone on to be a major name on the UK and international scene. His prog jazz group Troyka toured extensively, and his latest group Enemy continues to see him at the forefront of the British jazz explosion.
“A lightning musical intelligence” –The Daily Telegraph on Kit Downes
Opening the concert is the acoustic trio Isotach of Bourne’s most recent album release. With an atmospheric, wide open palette, piano, cello and viola delicately circle each other. Space, a hymn-like reverence and harmonic beauty permeate this exquisite suite of instrumental songs.
This event is part of the Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival