Jazz date for Jewellery Quarter

Top-rated jazz band to play 1,000 Trades.

Birmingham Jazz present another quality event this coming Friday at 1,000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter with the Kate Williams Quarter.

Pianist Kate has gained a distinctive reputation as both a writer and performer, latterly with her 4 + 3 String arrangements that appeared last year in the Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival to great acclaim. Here her regular trio is augmented by the fantastic flautist Gareth Lockrane. Expect the music to be both lyrical with a funky edge.

Kate and award-winning flautist Gareth Lockrane have been working together for over ten years, having played in quartet, quintet, and septet line-ups. Gareth is featured on three of Kate’s CDs: The Embrace, Made Up, and Atlas & Vulcana. Material includes an eclectic mix of originals, standards, and pieces by composers such as Bill Evans and Mulgrew Miller.

Kate Williams was born in London into a musical family; her father is the guitarist John Williams and her mother a classical pianist. She was a recipient of the John Dankworth Award For Talent Deserving Wider Recognition. The other members of the band are equally notable and this is going to be an unusual and special night.

Friday 16th February, 1,000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, B1 3HE. Admission £12.50, members £10, students £5.