Birmingham Jazz presents

Zoning in at 1,000 Trades.

One of the icons of modern Briish jazz will be perforing at 1,000 Trades on Friday. Steve Buckley was a key member of Loose Tubes, the highly acclaimed 21-piece jazz orchestra that became the focal point of the British jazz renaissance of the 80s.

During this time, he was closely associated with the London African and Latin American scenes. His own projects included Orchestra Rafiki, co-led by long-time associate Chris Batchelor and the Pigs Head Sons, another Buckley/Batchelor collaboration. He toured and recorded with Ashley Slater’s Microgroove, Norman Cook’s Beats International and the contemporary classical ensemble Jeremy Peyton-Jone’s Regular Music. He has played and recorded with several Django Bates projects including The Third Policeman, Human Chain and Delightful Precipice.

Steve’s main area of work has always been within the contemporary jazz scene. His close association with Chris Batchelor has continued with projects such as the internationally acclaimed Big Air. In 2006 Steve and Chris received the BBC Jazz on 3’award for best new work with Ten Tall Tales. More recently he has played and recorded with the legendary South African pianist Tete Mbambisa and also with a re-united Loose Tubes.

Steve Buckley stars in Zone B, Friday 7th February, 1,000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Jewellery Quarter, B1 3HE.

Admission: Advance – standard £12.50, members £10, students £5 (on the door £15/£12.50/£5)