British alto saxophonist Martin Speake is joined by pianist Alcyona Mick.
An award-winning musician, Martin Speake has been at the forefront of the UK jazz scene since the mid 80’s after coming to prominence with the saxophone quartet Itchy Fingers. He later embarked on a solo career and has been a prolific writer and recording artist. Speake’s music is difficult to categorise; he has many influences from Indian and Arab music right through to Bartók.
Alcyona Mick is a London based jazz pianist and composer. As a musician she has performed worldwide and worked with a wide array of artists in the UK and abroad, performing at major European, American and Canadian festivals and North Africa and the Middle East. Alongside her co-led duo with Tori Freestone she works regularly with Natacha Atlas, London Jazz Orchestra, Brigitte Beraha’s ‘Lucid dreamers’, Yazz Ahmed. As a writer she has released several critically acclaimed albums and trained as a film composer at the NFTS, writing music for documentary, independent film, TV and silent film.
‘Speake is an understatedly imaginative original’ — The Guardian
Please note: Due to personal circumstances concerning serious illness in his family Bobo Stenson is now unable to tour and will not be performing at this concert as originally planned.