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Event news: K-music 2016 — Kyungso Park & Andy Sheppard, 11 Oct

This is the most experimental gig in the K-music festival this year, and promises some unrepeatable music.

Kyungso Park + Andy Sheppard

Tuesday 11 October | 9.45pm (stage time)
Royal Albert Hall / Elgar Room | Kensington Gore | London SW7 2AP
£15.00 + Booking fee | Book here

Kyungso Park

Saxophonist Andy Sheppard premieres a new collaboration with Korean soloist Kyungso Park, in a special late-night performance in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room.

Kyungso Park’s traditional Korean gayageum sounds like a cross between a harp, an oud and a theremin, and this first concert between these two acclaimed musicians and Kyungso’s band promises a special melodic meeting.

Kyungso Park has just played a triumphant New York residency – describing her as a ‘very funny, engaging performer’, New York Music Daily raved about her ‘riveting, state-of-the-art new and antique Korean sounds’, describing her concert as ‘one of the most fascinating performances in any New York venue this year’.

Andy Sheppard

International jazz star, ECM recording artist and Bristol resident Andy Sheppard is one of few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene, playing and writing for solo to big band and chamber orchestras. A serial collaborator, Andy has worked with some of the biggest names in jazz and is in huge demand for both his composing and for his legendary live performances.

Andy Sheppard bought his first saxophone at the age of nineteen after being introduced to the jazz music of John Coltrane, and has since established himself as one of Britain’s foremost tenor and soprano saxophonists, and is one of a very few soloists to have played in the big bands of all three of the greatest post-war jazz composers, Carla Bley, George Russell and Gil Evans.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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