Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass
Johannes Berauer is one of the most diverse young composers in Austria. He navigates effortlessly through classical, avant-garde, jazz and world music. He was the orchestral arranger on Oud master Anouar Brahem’s last ECM release and an album of Johannes’ music performed by the City of London Sinfonia was released in 2017 by Shakespeare’s Globe. For this concert, Johannes’ music, as featured on the new album Hourglass on the Basho Records label, is played by a world-class quintet including pianist Gwilym Simcock, currently a member of Pat Metheny’s band, violinist Thomas Gould, director of the Britten Sinfonia, and guitarist Mike Walker - three very popular figures at Watermill Jazz. Completing the rhythm section are two leading young Austrian musicians - Martin Berauer an expert in world music and Bernhard Schimpelsberger a master of Indian rhythms.
Thomas Gould – violin, Mike Walker – guitar, Gwilym Simcock – piano, Martin Berauer – double bass, Bernhard Schimpelsberger – percussion.
No jazz concert this week as venue is unavailable.
Kathrine Windfeld Big Band
Kathrine Windfeld is one of the most exciting new Scandinavian jazz composers and arrangers in many years. She leads a sensational 15-piece orchestra, a youthful, charismatic team of razor-sharp ensemble musicians and star-quality soloists. In 2016 Kathrine was nominated as the Danish Music Awards’ Composer of the Year, her debut album Aircraft was nominated as Album of the Year and she won the New Artist of the Year award. Her latest album Latency has also gained enormous critical acclaim, with its colourful music, merging tradition and innovation and mixing intense, physical grooves, sophisticated harmonic passages, poetic ballads and fiery ostinatos in explosive arrangements.
Jakob Lundbak & Jakub Wiecek – alto sax, Roald Elm Larsen & Ida Karlsson – tenor sax, Toke Reines – baritone sax, André Bak, Rolf Thofte Sørensen, Magnus Oset – trumpets, Göran Abelli, Mikkel Aagaard, Anders Larson – trombones, Kathrine Windfeld – composer, leader & piano, Viktor Sandström – guitar, Johannes Vaht – double bass, Henrik Holst Hansen – drums.
Jo Fooks Quartet
After studying at Guildhall School of Music and then recording her debut album Here and Now, Scottish born saxophonist Jo Fooks was asked to join the legendary Humphrey Lyttelton Band. Humph’s fun-filled approach to music was a great influence on her, and through performing with his band Jo recorded with Acker Bilk and played alongside Tina May, Joe Temperley, Scott Hamilton, Elkie Brooks and many others. Jo is heavily influenced by Illinois Jacquet, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz and her mellow tone is often compared to Zoot Simms. Tonight, Jo will be performing a selection of upbeat standards and some original compositions.
Jo Fooks – tenor sax, Ted Beament – piano, Pete Ringrose – double bass, Marc Cecil – drums.