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Trish Clowes – saxophone

Louise McMonagle – cello

Clowes & McMonagle have been making music together for over 15 years, whether appearing as ‘The Odd Couple’, playing in Clowes’s band and her Emulsion festival, or recording for BBC Radio 3 studio sessions. For this duo concert they will present a collection of collaborative compositions, inspired by an eclectic mix of musics (think Wayne Shorter meets Kronos Quartet).

Saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes has been described as “an improviser to be reckoned with” (Downbeat Magazine) and “one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” (The Guardian). Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, Clowes is currently an Associate Artist at Wigmore Hall and has released six critically acclaimed albums. Her band MY IRIS represents the front rank of the contemporary UK jazz scene.

Trinidadian-born Winifred Atwell was hugely popular in Britain in the 1950s with her mix of boogie woogie and stride piano.  Pianist Adam Fairhall and drummer Johnny Hunter pay tribute with a contemporary reworking of  her music.


Image: Rose Hendry

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