A sensitive and technical master of the instrument joins Alex Veitch and friends.
entry is free
It is with much excitement that I announce the coming of saxophonist extraordinaire John Martin to The Greenbank for the first time on Sunday October 20th. A sensitive and technical master of the instrument, it’s a blessing to have him so close just down the road in Bath, and great news that he will be coming to join the trio for this concert.
After studying composition with Nikki Iles and Eddie Parker at Middlesex University, John went on to play as a sideman in many bands on both the jazz and world music scenes. He has preformed and guested with: Gareth Lockrane, Roberto Pla, Dele Sosimi, the legendry ska band The Beat and the award-winning singer Liane Carroll. He is a member of the critically acclaimed contemporary jazz folk septet Metamorphic and the Dr Das Dubnoiz Coalition, the side project of Dr Das, the bass player and founding member of the Asian Dub Foundation. Current projects include: The Hidden Notes, Metamorphic, Metamorphic/Royst Collaboration, The Dubnoiz Coalition, The Beat, The Root Source, Awale, Isaac Asumadu, Joyce Moholoagae, Femi Sofela, jo n’gala, Dee Anderson
His début album “Dawning” was reviewed as ‘one of the most fascinating and beautiful releases’ of 2011, receiving positive testimonials from both Kenny Wheeler and Iain Ballamy. John has been a guest on both BBC radio 3’s jazz line up and jazz Fm’s Sunday jam and has been featured in the Jazzwise column “taking off”.
He joins The Alex Veitch Trio. Alex moved to Bristol from London two years ago; he studied at the Guildhall School and has since secured residencies at Ronnie Scott’s and played at other venues including The Vortex, Cafe Oto, and Pizza Express Soho. We welcome the trio each first Thursday of the month.