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
Purdyâ€™s Pop-Up Jazz Club w Rebecca Poole & Fleur Stevenson, HAODS Studio, Henley on Thames, 03/02/
"Jazz club take on Bowie transmits all his wistfulness." Guest contributor Marc Edwards enjoys a party night featuring the contrasting styles of vocalists Rebecca Poole and Fleur Stevenson.
Ian Mann witnesses the future of British jazz at the NYJO Jazz Jam and the JazzNewBlood showcase and loses himself in a spectacular Norwegian double bill featuring Sinikka Langeland and Jaga Jazzist.