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Saturday 2nd March 2019

Taupe / Snazzback / Brazen Head

— The Old England Pub
price: entry is free




Dedicated to the recent eclectic & underground explosion in Bristol of improvised based music & jazz; erasing genre lines & challenging normal promoting of both

FREE £ with donations






Taupe are a Newcastle upon Tyne based trio specialising in razor-sharp polyrhythmic play, exploratory improvisation and raw live performance.

They were selected for the 2017 roster of the prestigious 12 Points Festival, performing in Aarhus, Denmark, and were 2016-17 ambassador artists on Jazz North's Northern Line programme. They keep themselves busy with a programme including outings throughout the UK and Europe as well as airtime on BBC Radio 3's Late Junction, Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone and RTÉ Lyric FM's Nova.

'Violent freedom lies in the soaring assurance of their manic riff-delivery'

- All About Jazz.

'A fierce trio balancing blast and groove with clear punctuation'

- The New York City Jazz Record

Jamie Stockbridge // Saxophone

Adam Stapleford // Drums

Mike Parr Burman // Guitar



Formed in 2016 while busking on the streets of Bristol, Snazzback have spent the last 2 years forging their unique sound which effortlessly blends jazz, afrobeat, hip-hop and electronica into a cosmic melting pot. Drawing inspiration from their comrades in the UK jazz revival, Snazzback have been playing relentlessly across the country helping build their reputation as one of the City's most exciting acts. Whilst their new album’s considered arrangements demonstrate their musical diligence, fiery improvisation remains at the heart of the band’s ethos.






“Muscular, well developed playing... somewhere between Johnny Hodges and Dudu Pukwana.” – Phillip Clarke, The Wire

Intense free-form duo of Tim Hill & drummer tbc. Tim plays the saxophone and makes noise drawing on free improvisation, grooves, electronica, composition, traditional music and ritual sound. He often works out of doors in street bands, performances and rituals.

Since the 1980s he has played with improvisers like Mike Cooper, Paul Burwell, Steve Noble, John Edwards and Derek Bailey.

Brazen Head is also the name of a label run by Tim releasing sound myths, free improvisation, electronica and more.






Two of Bristol's finest and regulars on its free jazz scene ; drummer Aidan Searle ~ one half of duo BRACE and recently seen playing drums for Damo Suzuki (CAN) & supporting the likes of Acid Mothers Temple with band Hexit plus Joseph Kelly who also leads his own group Etao Shin & is one of punk duo Spunking Octochoke.

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