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 final day of the Festival and performances by Flying Machines, the Monty Alexander Trio and Bill Laurance and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer.
Ian Mann on a diverse day of musical performances including those of Ranjana Ghatak, Hilde Marie Holsen, Ivo Neame / Pete Wareham Duo, Trish Clowes' My Iris and the Avishai Cohen Trio.