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Jazz Concert – Double Bill

Josephine Davies duo. Josephine Davies: tenor and soprano saxophones. Elliot Galvin: piano

Morley artist in residence Josephine Davies brings a brand new duo to the college as part of this concert series. Her duo partner tonight is Elliot Galvin, a superbly gifted multi-instrumentalist and composer who has a maverick imagination and ability to blend disparate sounds into his own unique vision. He is known for his work as a soloist, his own trio, and as a key member of the Mercury nominated band Dinosaur.
Josephine and Elliot both teach on the free improvisation module at Trinity Laban Conservatoire, and their way of combining openness and spontaneity with intricate compositional elements offers a fascinating and dynamic musical collaboration.

Fini Bearman duo -( voice) with Tom Cawley on piano.

‘…Skilful and accurate… wistful soulfulness’ John Fordham (The Guardian)

Award nominated singer, songwriter, & multi-instrumentalist, Fini Bearman bridges the gap between folk, jazz and contemporary songwriting into an ‘arresting and uniquely personal’ sound. Her latest album, La Loba (2020) received glowing reviews from peers and critics alike, including ****’s from Jazzwise (Editors Choice), allaboutjazz, The Arts Desk (album of the year), and more; ‘…La Loba marks Bearman out as one of contemporary music’s most imaginative song stylists…’ (Peter Quinn, Jazzwise). Her music calls on a broad scope of influences and refuses to be categorised – from Paul Simon, to Esperanza Spalding, Becca Stevens, and the Punch Brothers, this music is rooted in the tradition of story-telling through song and melody, whilst exploring the luscious and vivid harmonic realms of jazz music. 

For tonights performance, Fini (voice and guitar) will be joined by Tom Cawley (Peter Gabriel, U2) on piano for an intimate set of original music together with much loved songs and jazz standards.