Part of the London Jazz Festival in association with BBC Radio 3.
Like his predecessors Béla Bartòk and George Enescu, Romanian saxophonist Nicolas Simion draws on the reservoir of his Transylvanian native country for his compositions. Simion moves from the aggressive to the meditative, from lyrical to hot, all the while maintaining “a superb stage presence and a narrative gift as leader” (Jazzwise).
With Duo Plus, multi-instrumentalists Jim Hart (drums/vibraphone) and Ivo Neame (piano/saxophone) build on a 12 year musical partnership as founding members of Loop Collective and collaborators in a number of different projects. Exploring the different textures that piano and saxophone with drums and vibraphone can create, they perform original music alongside new arrangements of standards.
This concert is supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute in London