Manchester based pianist and composer who has worked as a sideman in the bands of trumpeter Matthew Halsall and saxophonist Nat Birchall. Also leads his own trio with bassist Tim Fairhall and drummer Gaz Hughes and a duo with electronics artist Paul J Rogers.
A larger ensemble performed Fairhall’s specially commissioned suite “The Imaginary Delta” at the 2011 Manchester Jazz Festival with the results documented on the live album “The Imaginary Delta” (Slam Records 2012).
Line up; Adam Fairhall, Tim Fairhall, Gaz Hughes, Paul J Rogers, James Allsopp (clarinets), Steve Chadwick (trumpet),Chris Bridges (trombone).
"A fascinating patchwork of ancient and modern.The merging of different jazz and blues styles and of divergent technologies is seamlessly done and the album represents a remarkably coherent whole."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys the first full day of the resurgent Brecon Jazz Festival and performances by Trefor Owen and Andy Hulme, Hot Club Gallois, Ian Shaw, and the Festival Big Band led by Gareth Roberts.
Ian Mann enjoys an evening of original music played by students of the RWCMD in Cardiff with sets from Josh Heaton's Mouth of Words, Skeleton Leaf and the Norman Willmore Quintet.