ATSUKO SHIMADA TRIO with Kevin Figes & Rod Paton 3.15pm – 4.30pm @ GUILDHALL
LINEUP: Atsuko Shimada (piano), Matheus Prado (bass), Paolo Adamo (drums), plus guests Kevin Figes (alto sax) & Rod Paton (french horn)
Atsuko Shimada, a Japanese jazz pianist based in southern Spain and resident in USA and Berklee for four years, joins us with her Festival-special trio, of Italian Paolo Adamo on drums and Brazilian Matheus Prado (RWCMD) on double bass. They have invited Bristol wonder-saxophonist Kevin Figes from across the Bridge to join them, adding alto to the mix, and also with a guest appearance by jazz French Horn player Rod Paton, a musician of many languages. This is a Brecon Jazz Festival concert special.
Atsuko is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, she cites her influences as Duke Ellington, Art Blakey, Joanne Brackeen and Lee Morgan among others. Atsuko has played concerts in Spain, Japan and the United States and is now resident in Andalucia, where she teaches music and plays regularly at Gibraltar Jazz Club.
Kevin Figes is a distinctive voice both as a player (Saxophones and flute) and composer on the UK jazz scene. Never standing still, his ethos is to strive to produce new music which is challenging, well-crafted and from the soul.
Paolo Adamo is an Italian, Bristol based session drummer. He’s known in the area for being a member of the Bristol Afro-beat band “Mankala” and many other musical project like, Empyreal 4TeT, Ibou Tall and Jazzmates, The Bristol European Jazz Ensemble and Arketta.
He has performed with some of the UK’s top players, such as Andy Sheppard, Jake McMurchie, John Law, John-Paul Gard, Ben Waghorn, Craig Crofton, Kevin Figes, and George Cooper and many others.
Rod Paton specialist in improvisation and free jazz on voice and french horn joins the group in a follow up from his friday workshop session.
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