Alexander Hawkins Ensemble
Born in Oxford in 1981, pianist Alexander Hawkins leads his own 6-piece Ensemble, featuring Orphy Robinson, Otto Fischer, Hannah Marshall, Dominic Lash, and Javier Carmona. He also co-leads the transatlantic Convergence Quartet, featuring Dominic Lash, Hawkins, American Taylor Ho Bynum and Canadian Harris Eisenstadt, and, as a Hammond organist, forms one third of the group ‘Decoy’. Other contexts for Hawkins include the cooperative group Barkingside; Ntshuks Bonga’s Qwati (alongside Claude Deppa, Gail Brand, Greg Bonnie, Oren Marshall, and Mark Sanders); Evan Parker’s trio and quartet, and the ensembles of South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo, and Ethiopian jazz/funk artist Mulatu Astatke.
"A mostly exuberantly idiosyncratic set that's far too good to pass over"
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys the Jazz Alley and Charity Swing Party events at the Market Hall with performances by Wonderbrass, Tarion, Rebelinx and The Electric Swing Circus.
Ian Mann on a day of superb jazz with concert performances from bands led by Daniel Newberry, Alison Rayner, Ben Holder, Rachel Sutton and Tony Kofi plus interval music from Dave Jones and friends.