Thurs 27 September

Tim Whitehead with The Spin Trio

£10 / £8 conc / £6 student

Doors 8:15 • Band 9:00–11:00


Check out musician's albums
Malay Tone Poem


'Whitehead is one of the most creative, exciting and passionate saxophonists in Europe and also one of the finest small-group composers'. Ian Carr - Rough Guide to Jazz


'He is a prodigious tenor player whose graceful compositions always rise above the mere technicalities of the conservatoire... Amid the crowd of anonymous, garrulous and hard-edged tenor saxophonists, Tim Whitehead's music is marked by a sense of grace and economy.' Clive Davis - The Times


Tim Whitehead was born in Liverpool , the son of one of the original writers of Dennis the Menace in the children’s comic, The Beano! His first public performance was as solo clarinettist in his school orchestra’s rendition of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, conducted by his fellow pupil, the now knighted, Sir Simon Rattle. Since that time, he has gone on to become one of the most distinguished saxophonists in UK and Europe. In 2009 he was the first ever musician Artist in Residence at Tate Britain (funded by an award from The Leverhulme Trust),to research and compose music in response to the work of JMW Turner. During the residency he wrote "Colour Beginnings",a series of compositions written from transcribed improvisations performed in front of and in response to a selection of JMW Turner's watercolour sketches – this project has resulted in his most recent album ‘Colour Beginnings’.

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