Young tenor/soprano saxophonist and composer and winner of the 2017 Kenny Wheeler Jazz Prize. Debut album “Bloomer” released on Edition Record in August 2018 featuring Billy Marrows (guitar), Rupert Cox (keyboards), Flo Moore (bass) and Dave Storey (drums).
"A highly accomplished album, “Bloomer” signifies the emergence of a major new talent with Barford impressing both as a soloist and as a composer. "
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann is educated and entertained by the first date of a tour celebrating the life and music of trumpeter Dizzy Reece performed by pianist Trevor Watkis and a stellar international quintet.
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.