Frontiers 2015: A Moveable Feast
6/8 Temple Row, Birmingham, B2 5HG
Tickets available on the door
“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” Ernest Hemingway
A Moveable Feast is a 12-piece ensemble of strings, horns and rhythm section led by award winning pianist Mark Pringle. It boasts a line up of players that represent the cream of Birmingham’s thriving young jazz scene, including trumpeter and Jazzlines/Jerwood Foundation fellow Percy Pursglove.
Heavily inspired by time spent studying in Paris in 2013, the music draws on multiple cultural influences, containing themes of nature, wildlife, literature, the chaos of cities, the lives of people who inhabit them, woodland creatures and strange beasts.
This performance will also feature newly created animations from London-based artist Maxwell Jeffery. Mark Pringle is a Peter Whittingham Award winner for this year. He receives a Help Musicians UK Development Award, following in the footsteps of previous recipients Gwilym Simcock, Trish Clowes and Peter Edwards.
“Stupendously talented” The Independent
“A talented newcomer” The Guardian
“Combining the vocabularies of jazz and classical in a singular and seamless way, coalescing improvisational surprise and a deep elegiac musicality” All About Jazz
Venue: 6/8 Kafe