Thurs 4 May


£10 / £8 conc / £6 students

Doors open 8.30pm; band on 9pm


Malay Tone Poem

Byron Wallen is one of the foremost trumpeters in British jazz;  studying with Peter Ruderforth in London and with Donald Byrd and Jon Faddis in New York in the mid to late 80s, Byron has gone on to tour and record with some of the most celebrated musicians of our time—George Benson, Chaka Khan, Hugh Masekela, Courtney Pine, Lonnie Liston Smith, Style Council, Jean Toussaint, and Cleveland Watkiss. In 1992, Wallen formed Sound Advice touring the UK and playing in Syria in 1996 and the Czech Republic in 1997. The band also appeared at the North Sea Jazz Festival, gaining critical and audience acclaim.

Byron's love of traditional musics of the world has already taken him to Morocco where he performed and recorded with master Gnawa musician Maalem Si Mohamed Chaouqi, culminating in the brilliant Automatic Original release.

Byron was a featured guest in the 2001 Harare Jazz festival in Zimbabwe. In 2002 he returned to South Africa to appear in the ARTS Alive Earth Summit Festival.

A wonderful musician!

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