Sunday 25 June 2017, 7.30pm
Orphy Robinson presents the third volume in his "Uneasy Listening Club" with special guest Belle Chen.
Orphy Robinson is one of the major figures of the jazz scene - he has released records on Blue Note and played with Don Cherry, David Murray, Henry Threadgill, Courtney Pine, Jazz Warriors and Andy Shepherd.
He has composed for Film and TV- including “In answer to your question” for the Balanescu String Quartet and “ 42 Shades of Black” for Phoenix Dance Theatre,which was performed at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.
Currently leads the groups CODEFIVE- NUBIAN VIBES - he also plays in the groups BRUISE and CLEAR FRAME
"As the saxophonist and composer Wayne Shorter once famously remarked in a 1992 interview with Mel Martin, “The word ‘jazz’ means to me no category”. You would similarly search in vain for a pigeon hole in which to place Black Top #5. An evening of surpassing invention and ambition, there might be a more creative, more engaging and more inspiring gig at this year’s London Jazz Festival. But I somehow doubt it." - The Arts Desk
“Original and provocative” – Brian Eno (2014 NOISE Festival)
Handpicked by Brian Eno as the one to watch, Australian-Taiwanese pianist Belle Chen is rapidly distinguishing herself with unique recorded works and performances that are unbound by tradition- often mixing classical music repertoire with recorded soundscapes and collaborating across multiple genres and mediums. Her creativity was celebrated through winning the classical music category of 2015 London Music Awards.
After gaining her masters at Royal Academy of Music, Belle was a soloist for Park Lane Group Young Artists in 2015/16, and winner of Curator’s Choice for Music Award at 2014 NOISE Festival. In addition to performing internationally, Belle has been broadcasted & featured by BBC Radio 3, BBC China, ABC FM, Monocle, Classic Radio Finland amongst others www.bellechen.com