347: Guido Spannocchi Quartet, Brackenbury Bianco + Khabat Abas
18 June @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Guido Spannocchi Quartet, Brackenbury Bianco + Khabat Abas
18 June 2022 at St John’s Leytonstone, midday to 2pm | advance tickets
Outside of the Box: thinking, and playing, instruments and ambitions link the performers drawn from across the globe. Khabat Abas is a rule-breaker with a focus on cello, whose music draws on her own past and stories – a melding of sounds and memories. From solo to a deeply dynamic duo Brackenbury Bianco, a raw connection and conversation in jazz with strings and drums. Then saxophonist Guido Spannochhi presents his new quartet joined by collaborators old and new for a repertoire that floats effortlessly between intricate grooves and soothing melodies.
Guido Spannochi Quartet – Spannocchi the Vienna born London based saxophonist assembles an all star cast for his new quartet consisting of Ruth Goller on bass, Danny Keane on piano and Pete Hill on drums. The repertoire floats effortlessly between intricate grooves & soothing melodies.
Preview – video 1 | video 2 [note different projects and performers]
Tony Bianco is an American jazz drummer and composer from New York City who has been described as a “true master of the drums” with his “musical creed – to be “loose and tense, free and strict”. Faith Brackenbury was born in Suffolk and is an improvising violinist/violist,vocalist and composer. Faith Brackenbury and Tony Bianco met in 2020 and immediately forged a strong creative relationship, releasing their first album ‘Rising Up’, (Discus) in 2021. Their exploration of Hildegard von Bingen’s fluent religious music together with their own improvisational strengths, creates a truly spiritual combination. Preview – video 1 | video 2
Khabat Abasis an Iraqi Kurdish artist her work reflects on socio-political circumstances in Iraqi Kurdistan. Her practice is based on sound and memory with a focus on her past where she was a music student in Iraqi Kurdistan during wartime and how she has been taught music in the circumstance of embargo and war. She is also interested in the stories, object, and sound that surround women in this area, she uses her mom’s story in her work. She considers herself as a rule-breaker with a focus on cello. Preview – video
Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) on the door, subject to availability/capacity. An event for all ages. As always with this series we endeavour to make our audience feel as safe, comfortable and welcome as we possibly can.
Photo credits: Guido Spannochi by Kat Ciemega | Brackenbury Bianco by Brian Homer | Khabat Abasis by Akam Shex Hady