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Spektrix Ref 1: IBHW22


5 March | 7:45pm | £22 / £18 

Doors & bar 6:45pm | Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval


Iain Ballamy, saxophones | Huw Warren, piano


'Technically flawless performances'  

The Wire


'A major international voice'

 The Times


ECM recording artist Iain Ballamy is an internationally recognised saxophonist and composer who has been variously described as urbane, original, freethinking and uncompromising. Listed in the BBC’s publication ‘100 Jazz Greats’ between Count Basie and Chet Baker, Ballamy’s work is contemporary with strong jazz and classical references. Over three decades spent transcending musical genres and stereotypes, Ballamy has worked with many cutting-edge figures of today’s contemporary Jazz scene. He was presented with the BBC Jazz Award for Innovation in 2001.


                                                     "Ballamy’s is a melodic thoughtful style, born out in beautiful original tunes.”

— Linton Chiswick, Time Out


Welsh pianist and composer Huw Warren has achieved an international reputation for innovative and eclectic music making over a thirty year career. Equally at home performing jazz, world  and contemporary music, he has a distinctive and personal voice, and has collaborated with a huge variety of artists worldwide. His writing style combines quirky rhythmic grooves with simple melodic beauty and manages to be both complex and approachable. Huw has recorded 2 albums for ECM  (with June Tabor and Iain Ballamy) and in 2018 released a solo piano recording Nocturnes and Visions.  He has been awarded the BBC Jazz award for Innovation, and the ACW Creative Wales Award. He has also written for many ensembles including Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Welsh Chamber Orchestra, RSC and the LPO Renga ensemble. 



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  • ensure air flow remains good around the building (we have a highly efficient air extraction system in the concert hall)  
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