Tim Garland & Kit Downes Live Stream

Grammy-winning British saxophonist Tim Garland has presented a series of musical ‘Encounters’ throughout the lockdown in an exciting project, supported by Arts Council England. Now he teams up with London’s PizzaExpress Live to present ‘Summer Encounters’ with very special guests – Sunday 11 July at 8pm, streamed live by jazzed.

In this one-off summer special, the former Chick Corea sideman joins forces with ECM recording artist and Mercury Award-nominated pianist Kit Downes. Jazzwise magazine refers to this Mercury Award nominated artist as “one of the finest pianists of his generation” and a growing international career is testament to this.

The music itself ranges from high velocity urban acoustic jazz to sophisticated pastorals played with world-class virtuosity. Garland has become celebrated not just for his mercurial saxophone playing but for his joyous compositions and skill in creating new collaborations.

“His level of genius is rare” Chick Corea

“Few world-class jazz improvisers are comparably imaginative composers, but the British reeds player Tim Garland is that rarity.” The Guardian

Garland and Downes will romp through a set of each others music with the powerhouse of Rod Youngs on drums and Tom Farmer on bass.

Event postponed. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.