Monday 27 March 2023, 8pm
Pat Thomas has unfortunately had to pull out of this show. Instead, John Edwards and Steve Beresford will join Andrea S Giordano and Maria Dybbroe for a brand new quartet performance.
JUMP is a new pan-European trio consisting of the acclaimed British pianist Pat Thomas, the Norwegian-based italian singer and electronic musician Andrea Silvia Giordano and Danish saxophonist Maria Dybbroe. In august 2021, they met in Oslo, when the pandemic was finally about to loosen its grip on the world, and with a symbiotic first meeting, it was obvious that this was the start of a new band. In a both collective and curious mindset, the trio creates breathing spaces of music, investigating landscapes with inspirations from both classical music, electro-pop, avantgarde and jazz. Piano cascades and electronics intertwine, first mellow, then energetic and expressive. Vocals and clarinet dissolves into a percussive tapestry for a moment, before moving to melodic counter-pointing lines. This is music where you have the feeling that everything is possible, and at the same time you feel the three improvisers follow a strong common narrative.
“The trio communicates with a capaciousness which serves the total. This is electro-acoustic balance delicacy of highest quality. Then it thickens with piano cascades, sharp clarinet and a voice which acts with curiosity. They drive the music constantly through new rooms. This is how it should be. Here you undoubtable feel a nerve.(…) Thomas, Giordano and Dybbroe fill their own surpise-bag.” – Arild R. Andersen, JazziNorge, 27. aug 2021, Blowout Festivalen
Andrea S Giordano is an Italian musician based in Oslo. Composer, improviser, singer and multi-instrumentalist developing her language with piedmontese dialect and harmonic juxtapositions. She is going to release an album with her large ensemble Àlea, her first solo produced during the residency at the Elektronmusikstudion EMS (Stockholm) and she is currently working with the long-lasting duo ŌTONN and other artists such as Ingar Zach, Alessandra Rombolà, John Andrew Wilhite and Christian Meaas Svendsen. She is also curating the concert series Improverk.
Maria Dybbroe is a Danish saxophonist, composer and improviser based in Oslo, known for her listening and very melodic and intuitive playing, as well as her very personal sound. In 2020 she was nominated to the Danish Critic’s Prize ‘Steppeulven’ as ‘Composer of the Year’ for Caktus’ debut-album ‘Under Solen’, which was also nominated at Danish Music Awards Jazz as ‘Album of the year’. Her main ensembles are Køs, Caktus and Maraton, but she plays in many different groups and has played with prominent artists like; Laura Toxværd, Tristan Honsinger, Ståle Solberg, Bon Iver, Lotte Anker, Jacob Anderskov, Torben Snekkestad, Pia Tafdrup, Lowly, Mija Milovic and T.S. Høeg.
John Edwards is a true virtuoso whose staggering range of techniques and boundless musical imagination have redefined the possibility of the double bass and dramatically expanded its role, whether playing solo or with others. Perpetually in demand, he has played with Evan Parker, Sunny Murray, Derek Bailey, Joe McPhee, Lol Coxhill, Peter Brötzmann, Mulatu Astatke and many others.
"I think John Edwards is absolutely remarkable: there’s never been anything like him before, anywhere in jazz." - Richard Williams, The Blue Moment
Steve Beresford has been a central figure in the British and international spontaneous music scenes for over forty years, freely improvising on the piano, electronics, and other things with people like Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Han Bennink, John Zorn, and Alterations (with David Toop, Terry Day and Peter Cusack).
He has written songs, written for large and small ensembles, and scored short films, feature films, TV shows, and commercials. He was part of the editorial teams of Musics and Collusion magazines, writes about music in various contexts, and was a senior lecturer in music at the University of Westminster. With Blanca Regina, he is part of Unpredictable Series, which produces events and sound and video recordings of experimental music and art.
Steve has worked with Christian Marclay on numerous Marclay mixed media pieces. He has also worked with The Slits, Najma Akhtar, Stewart Lee, Ivor Cutler, Prince Far-I, Alan Hacker, Tania Chen, Ray Davies, Mandhira De Saram, The Flying Lizards, Zeena Parkins, The Portsmouth Sinfonia, Ilan Volkov, Rachel Musson, Vic Reeves, Lore Lixenberg and many others.
Beresford has an extensive discography as performer, arranger, free-improviser, composer and producer, and was awarded a Paul Hamlyn award for composers in 2012. In 2021, Bloomsbury published a book by Andy Hamilton: ‘Pianos, Toys, Music and Noise: Conversations with Steve Beresford’.