ALAN BARNES & ATSUKO SHIMADA TRIO (Online 7 – 30th August)


ALAN BARNES & ATSUKO SHIMADA TRIO (in London & Spain) Sat 8th August

LINEUP: Atsuko Shimada (piano)  Alan Barnes (sax),  Rafa Sibaja (bass) Jose Luis Gomez (drums)

Alan Barnes is a prolific international performer, composer, arranger, band leader and touring soloist. He is best known for his work on clarinet, alto and baritone sax, where he combines a formidable virtuosity with a musical expression and collaborative spirit that have few peers
His recorded catalogue is immense.  Alan Barnes’s unique musicianship, indefatigable touring, and warm rapport with audiences have made him uniquely popular in British jazz. He has received over 25 British Jazz Awards, most recently in 2014 for clarinet, and has twice been made BBC Jazz Musician of the Year. Spain based and a popular performer  at Brecon Jazz.

Atsuko Shimada graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music and sites her major influences  as Wynton Kelly and Herbie Hancock. Atsuko delights audiences with suggestive arrangements of  traditional standards and intricate reharmonizations. Atsuko is now based in Spain, and teams up here with members of her regular trio, linked via a recording studio in Granada with Alan Barnes at home in London.  All very tricky and demanding stuff.

See Alan and Tony Kofi talking about online playing on one of our other sets here.

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