Friday 8 November 2013

Michael Janisch embarks on Rural Arts Tour of Yorkshire

                                          Photo Credit: Stephen Jay

Award-winning bassist, band-leader and head of Whirlwind Records Michael Janisch is soon to take part in a mini Rural Arts Tour in Yorkshire with his Purpose Built Quartet. The scheme, based in Thirsk, aims to promote high quality music and theatre by delivering it to rural communities.

The quartet, which features Paul Booth (sax), Femi Temowo (guitar) and Andrew Bain (drums) alongside Michael, will perform 3 concerts -

Weaverthorpe Village Hall Thursday – 28th November, 7.30pm (01944 738282)    
Rural Arts, The Courthouse, Thirsk – Friday 29th November, 8.00pm (01845 526536)    
Eldroth Parish Hall, Lancaster – Saturday 30th November, 7.30pm (01524 251181)

From the Rural Arts website...

An American based in London, his multitude of talents across the music industry have seen him become one of the most active and in-demand musicians of his generation, as well as a lynchpin figure between US & European artists. He has performed with legends such as Quincy Jones, Sir John Dankworth and Lee Konitz and now comes to North Yorkshire to present music from his critically acclaimed album ‘Purpose Built’, one of the most important releases in the UK in the last five years. The band features Paul Booth on tenor saxophone (Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton), Femi Temowo on guitar (Amy Winehouse, Soweto Kinch) and award winning drummer Andrew Bain (Dave Liebman, Jon Irabagon).  

“Janisch seizes the instrument with a blend of speed and energy as if he wants to be melody, harmony and rhythm all at once.” – The Telegraph  

“One of the UK's most exciting new improvisers with percussive, Mingus-like power.”– The Guardian

For more information, see the Rural Arts website and Michael Janisch's website.

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