John O'Gallagher, Faith Brackenbury, John Pope and Tony Bianco

John O'Gallagher, Faith Brackenbury, John Pope and Tony Bianco

Guest Artists

Date and time
01 Feb 2024 (6:30pm - 9:00pm)

Eastside Jazz Club, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£12 over 60s, under 18s

15 free tickets are available for RBC Students for all Paul Dunmall Invites gigs at Eastside Jazz Club.

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Once the free allocation has gone, tickets are then available at £5 each. If you have any queries, please contact the Events Team.

6.30pm Student support - Ben Goodman-Church Quartet
7.45pm Main show
9pm end

Booking Information

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Faith Brackenbury with violin

Paul Dunmall Invites John O'Gallagher, Faith Brackenbury, John Pope and Tony Bianco

“Gorgeous lyricism, delicacy, surging power and bow-digging wildness” is how fRoots described Faith Brackenbury’s playing.  She studied classical violin before diversifying into folk, jazz, rock and free jazz.  NY born drummer Tony Bianco, meanwhile, has played with a who’s who of the free improv scene across the world and the duo have recorded three albums.

This gig comes as part of a national tour in support of the Sentient Beings album, a quartet with Paul Dunmall and John Pope. 

Faith (pictured) says of the album "On 23rd September 2022, anniversary of John Coltrane’s birthday, we got together in a hilltop studio in rural Shropshire to record. It was our first meeting as this quartet. Tony came up with the title ‘Sentient Beings’ because of the camaraderie around our meeting and he and Paul haven’t been able to meet up for a few years. The unreserved outpouring of spontaneous music was full of fire, sensitivity and passion."

Running time approx. two hours and 30 minutes.

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