Birmingham Jazz presents

The latest event from the city’s top jazz promoters.

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet will be next up at the group’s weekly 1,000 Trades performance.

With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, the band’s music covers a wide range of influences including jazz, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern music. Expect soulful melodies, atmospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full colour electro-acoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet is a fresh new collaboration between Israeli UK-resident drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis, known for his work with the Lighthouse trio , Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Larry Corryel, John Abercrombie, Asaf Sirkis Trio, and Polish vocalist/composer extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas. The quartet features London-based Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, and the acclaimed Frank Harrison on piano and keyboards. Together they display a wide range of dynamics from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between.

The quartet`s latest album Come To Me was released 2014 at the London Jazz Festival and the band has been touring in the UK and Europe since.

Sirkis/Bialis IQ, Friday 16th March. 1,000 Trades, 16 Frederick Street, Birmingham B1 3HE. Admission £12.50/Members £10/Students £5.