24 NOVEMBER

Newman Rooms   Rose Place St Aldate’s Oxford OX1 1RD            8PM                    £9/£6

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith in concert

with Pat Thomas, Alexander Hawkins, and members of Oxford Improvisers + Guests

small ensembles

with: Camilla Cancantata Trombone, Pete McPhail Sax/Flute, Martin Hackett Synth, Dan Goren Flugel, Julian Faultless French Horn, Athena Corcoran Tadd, Eric Clarke and Malcolm Atkins Violins, Jill Elliott Viola, Bruno Guastalla Cello

Contact: cohesionfestival@gmail.com

Advance booking: www.wegottickets.com

Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith is one of the outstanding American musicians of his generation. A ground-breaking trumpeter and composer, he was a key member of the seminal Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. Alongside artists such as Henry Threadgill, Anthony Braxton and the Art Ensemble of Chicago, he has pioneered new possibilities in creative music, and in so doing, created a compelling body of work, ranging from solo musics through to orchestral compositions.

Pat Thomas (piano & electronics) is one of the most highly respected musicians on the international jazz and free improvisation scene. He has worked with the legendary guitarist Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley, Lol Coxhill, Phil Minton etc. He has a ever widening discography, has recently been touring in Britain and abroad with the dance group the Cholmondeleys, and also plays in “About Group”. Pat has been a leading figure in the re-establishment of the Oxford Improvisers since 2001 and COHESION since 2005

Pat Thomas

Alexander Hawkins is a pianist, hammond organist, composer and bandleader. He is a regular musical partner of the seminal South African drummer Louis Moholo-Moholo, and has also appeared alongside Evan Parker, Joe McPhee, Sonny Simmons, Lol Coxhill, and countless others. His work has been broadcast frequently on the BBC and abroad. A busy performance schedule takes him throughout Europe, and as far afield as Russia and Brazil. www.alexanderhawkins.com

Alexander Hawkins

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