Last year at the KCC we had an interesting jazz / gugak fusion concert. Coming soon as part of the London Jazz Festival, a concert in which the emphasis is more likely to be on the jazz, but with participation from the Tori Ensemble‘s Heo Yoon-jeong (whom we saw at the KCC last February) and Baramgot‘s Lee Aram we’ll have some pretty impressive players. The group will be led by British saxophonist Tim Garland, and the ensemble will be completed by Korean guitarist Jean Oh.
There will also be a support group, the Christoph Stiefel Inner Language Trio, from Switzerland.
This promises to be a refreshing concert which should brighten up a grey November.
Korea Moves! with Tim Garland + Christoph Stiefel Trio
Wednesday 14th November
Venue: St James’s Piccadilly
Time (onstage): 7.30 p.m.
Ticket price: £20/£15
Innovative saxophone star Tim Garland collaborates with South Korea’s finest musicians from the world’s biggest jazz festival – Jarasum. Expect World/Roots fused with jazz in a vibrant and celebratory rhythmic mix!
with Heo Yoon-Jeong (Geomungo, Korean traditional six-stringed zither), Lee Aram (Daegeum Korean Bamboo flute, and Jean Oh (guitar), John Turville (piano), Asaf Siris (drums).
Support from the Swiss isorhythms of pianist Christoph Stiefel’s brilliant trio with Christoph Arne Huber bass, Kevin Chesham drums featuring work from their recent album “LIVE!” on Basho Records.
HEO Yoon-jeong (Geomungo, Korean Zither)
A master of Korean traditional music of the next generation, Ms. Heo Yoon-jeong is an active geomungo soloist and composer. Her talents cut across various musical genres, expanding the possibilities of geomungo and Korean music by bringing together different genres ranging from traditional music, improvisational music, and contemporary music.
Tim Garland (born 19 October 1966) is a British jazz saxophonist, composer and band-leader. He is also known for his innovative bass clarinet playing and for his prolific output as composer, blurring the boundaries between modern jazz and classical concert music. As a performer, he has worked widely both in Britain and elsewhere in the world, with particular highlights being a continuing collaboration with Chick Corea and his four year association with Bill Bruford.
As composer, he has fulfilled commissions from the LSO, the Northern Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and Westminster Abbey Choir, as well as countless small and large jazz-based ensembles. As a band-leader, he first achieved wide recognition with the jazz/folk crossover group Lammas (which included Don Paterson and Christine Tobin), going on to further success with a number of groups under his own name, the Dean Street Underground Orchestra, Storms/Nocturnes, Acoustic Triangle and his award winning Lighthouse Project. In 2009 he won a Grammy for his part in creating “The New Crystal Silence” which celebrated Chick Corea and Gary Burton’s famous partnership. He orchestrated five of Chick’s famous pieces for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
He was voted “Musician of the Year” by the 2006 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group. Garland has also contributed to various pieces for Audio Network PLC and is involved in writing music for film and television.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.