Thu, 11 Jan|
Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham
Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham with the Mike Williams Quartet
Quartet gig led by the great Alto Saxophonist Mike Williams
Time & Location
11 Jan 2024, 19:45
Eastside Jazz Club, Birmingham, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire Birmingham City University, 200 Jennens Rd, Birmingham B4 7XR, UK
About the event
Tickets and full details from https://www.bcu.ac.uk/conservatoire/events-calendar/mike-williams-quartet-11-01-2024
Student support band at 6.30pm. Main show 7.45pm.
Mike Williams Quartet Mike Williams alto sax Phil Robson guitar Mark Hodgson bass Tbc drums
Mike Williams is one of the UK’s most significant alto saxophonists and a highly revered teacher. Many graduates of Royal Birmingham Conservatoire’s Jazz courses cite lessons with Mike as among their most significant landmarks on their journey to becoming a professional jazz musician. The majority of Mike’s professional life is pedagogical, and so these rare outings in performance mode are often packed to capacity with Mike’s former pupils and these events never disappoint. Be sure to book in advance. Tonight Mike appears with some of his favourite musicians with whom he has built a musical relationship over many years including the wonderful guitarist Phil Robson. Mike’s performance career includes close musical collaborations with Simon Purcell, Ricardo Dos Santos, Kjell Berglund and Hans Koller in addition to leading his own bands. Mike has also worked with Gareth Williams, Kate Williams, the London Jazz Orchestra, Burtil Stranberg, Mark Edwards, Neil Yates, Gareth Locrane, Simon Thorpe Octet, Paul Edmonds, Colin Oxley Quintet, Ceri Evans Sextet and recorded with the Dedication Orchestra and Us3.
Running time approx. two hours and thirty minutes.