jakTar + Johnny Richards
Literary and Philosophical Society, Tyne And Wear.
Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. We cannot issue refunds to under 16s who are not accompanied by an adult.
jakTar + Johnny Richards
Saturday 31st July 2021
The Literary and Philosophical Society - Newcastle Upon Tyne
Doors 7.30pm / Music Starts: 8.00pm (Live Event)
jakTar is a recently founded high energy improvisation trio, consisting of Christophe de Bézenac (Tenor Saxophone), Paul Hession (Drums), and Michael Bardon (Double Bass). Musical ideas fly around at lightning speed but are never lost. Hession is a veteran of European free improvisation and has played with everyone from Joe McPhee to Squarepusher. His trademark dynamic, rolling, inventive and melodic drumming is utterly unique and has to be seen/heard to be believed! Bardon is equally at home building synthesisers or shredding the bass and cello with Shatner’s Bassoon and Matthew Bourne’s Isotach. Restlessly creative Bardon can always be counted on to bring energy and drive whether as soloist or ensemble player. de Bézenac co-founded the influential band trioVD and divides his time equally between a career in cognitive neuroscience and performance. He is known for his signature relentlessly energetic approach to the horn, encompassing a unique range of extended techniques.
Johnny Richards is a composer, pianist and improviser. His music focuses on the cohesion of intricate composed material and improvisation that can be tightly woven into the framework of a single piece whilst incorporating varying genres, styles, unusual textures and emotions. This thread is prevalent in different forms through his work with a shifting emphasis between composition and improvisation whether it be his composition projects, solo piano improvisations or solo electronic output.
Since graduating from Leeds Conservatoire in 2010 he has played a prominent part in the UK improvised music scene with his main project Shatner’s Bassoon and also through collaborations with artists including Matthew Bourne (Nightport's w/ Matthew Bourne Live), James Mainwaring (Shatner's Bassoon & Roller Trio Collab), Craig Scott Lobotomy / Gastic Band, Radek Rudnicki (Space F!ght), Sean Noonan and the Ligeti Quartet.
It’s a pleasure to welcome Johnny Richards to play a solo piano set in support of his recent album ‘Build A Friend’ released on Tyneside’s New Jazz and Improvised Music Recordings label.
Limited tickets available, seating will be arranged according to governmental guidelines.
23 Westgate Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tel: 0191 232 0192