Tori Freestone & Alcyona Mick
Fri 23rd March, 7.30pm
Tickets are £10 in advance and £12 otd and available from the venue in person, from Earworm Records on Goodramgate or online via See Tickets.
OUR.JAZZ is delighted to present a York show on the new album tour of celebrated UK jazz musicians, Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick, released on Whirlwind Recordings.
The show will be followed by a workshop from 1 - 3pm on Sat 24th March aimed at young students exploring improvisational themes and techniques. For more information please email email@example.com
Two legends of jazz join us at The Crescent for a unique show exploring a variety of global influences and improvisation.
Multiinstrumentalist (Sax, flutes, Violin) Tori Freestone is joined by close friend Alcyona Mick on a tour of their debut album. Tori has played alongside legends such as Hermeto Pascoal, Julian Siegel and Ivo Neame, whilst Alycona has carved a name for herself across North Africa and the Middle East, and frequently soundtracks films and animations.
Tori and Alcyona formed their Duo in 2015 playing Monk tunes on a project in the Canary islands, and were given their first platform at Manchester Jazz Festival in 2015. The two have known each other for years, working together on the London scene in many different ensembles including the London Jazz Orchestra.
In the Duo setting, Alcyona and Tori have a very spontaneous, interactive approach to playing, and like to follow whatever direction the music takes them in on the day, using the space to take risks and have fun, as well as explore the more quiet tender moments that are created. The two share a large range of musical influences that fall not only within the jazz genre, including Brazilian music, English folk, Latin, Arabic, free playing, Monk and more, and their aim is to take the audience on an engaging journey through this sound world.
Performances have included features at Jazz festivals around the world, and renowned clubs such as the Vortex. Their debut duo album, Criss Cross, will be released as part of this tour on Whirlwind Recordings in March 2018.
OUR.JAZZ is a collaborative project between Ouroboros, Jazz in York and The Basement Jazz Club exploring diversity within jazz music.