Kate Williams Trio Collaboration

We’re delighted to be undertaking a project alongside the wonderful Kate Williams Trio, with dates, yet to be announced, in 2016. Here’s a little spiel about the collaboration:

This is a new collaboration between acclaimed jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams and The Guastalla Quartet. Kate first met violinists John Garner and Marie Schreer whilst working on ‘Bill Evans And The Impressionists’ at the 2014 Guildhall Jazz Festival. The programme featured works by piano legend Bill Evans which Williams arranged for her jazz trio and full orchestra. The repertoire for this new project includes material by Bill Evans, originals by Williams, as well as some jazz standards. The style of writing and arranging exploits the varied sound pallet of both string quartet and jazz trio, creating contrasts between the improvised and the notated, and between sustained textures and strong grooves. As with her previous arranging ventures, Kate  is seeking a fully integrated approach (this is definitely not a jazz trio with string accompaniment!), as this line-up provides a wealth of interesting instrumental sonorities.

Pianist and composer Kate Williams

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