Michael Janisch ‘Purpose Built’ Quartet


Tickets: £10, available from Maureen Nicholas on 015142 51181 or randmnicholas@austwick.org

Details: Michael Janisch is an award-winning electric & double bassist, composer, bandleader, producer, promoter, record label owner and educator who works across a broad spectrum of traditional, experimental, improvised and popular music.

An American based in London, his multitude of talents across the music industry have seen him become one of the most active and in-demand musicians of his generation, as well as a lynchpin figure between US & European artists.

He has performed with legends such as Quincy Jones, Sir John Dankworth and Lee Konitz and now comes to Yorkshire to present music from his critically acclaimed album ‘Purpose Built’, one of the most important releases in the UK in the last five years.

The band features Paul Booth on tenor saxophone (Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton), Femi Temowo on guitar (Amy Winehouse, Soweto Kinch) and award winning drummer Andrew Bain (Dave Liebman, Jon Irabagon).

“Janisch seizes the instrument with a blend of speed and energy as if he wants to be melody, harmony and rhythm all at once.” The Telegraph