Solstice

Solstice is a collaboration between some of the foremost bandleaders and composers emerging from the thriving east London music scene.  Having toured with their own groups extensively throughout the UK, Europe and some other planets with their own projects and artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Tim Garland, Andy Sheppard, Gilad Atzmon, Dave Binney, Django Bates, Jasper Hoiby and Ivo Neame, they have now come together united by a shared love of music and food to  write and eat collectively.  They have a unified sound drawing  on influences from Brazil, New York, and France such as Hermeto Pascoal, Edward Simon and Pierre de Bethmann, whilst retaining a uniquely British identity.  Their culinary and musical explorations continue with the release of their debut album ‘Alimentation’.

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TOUR DATES 2016/2017

 

23 JULY 2016 - MANCHESTER JAZZ FESTIVAL

7 DECEMBER 2016 - ALBUM LAUNCH @ THE VORTEX, LONDON

27 JAN - WELSH COLLEGE OF MUSIC AND DRAMA, PLUS WORKSHOP

30 MARCH - CAMBRIDGE JAZZ CLUB, CAMBRIDGE HIDDEN ROOMS, CAMBRIDGE

31 MARCH - BIRMINGHAM JAZZ PLUS BIRMINGHAM CONSERVATOIRE WORKSHOP

1 APRIL - ZEFERELLI'S, AMBLESIDE

2ND APRIL - SEVEN ARTS, LEEDS TBC

7TH APRIL - THE BOXFORD FLEECE

28 APRIL - THE VERDICT BRIGHTON

25 MAY - BONINGTON THEATRE, NOTTINGHAM

4 JUNE - COLCHESTER ARTS

7 JUNE - REPTON SCHOOL

8 JUNE - BROOMHILL ARTS, DEVON

9 JUNE - TBC

10 JUNE - CALDSTOCK ARTS CENTRE

11 JUNE - CHAPEL ARTS CENTREE ASHBURTON, DEVON

12 JUNE - PENZANCE

13 JUNE - ST IVES JAZZ CLUB, CORNWALL

15 JUNE - LEICESTER JAZZ

21 JUNE - WORKSOP COLLEGE

Line up: Brigite Beraha (vocals), Tori Freestone (saxophones / flutes), John Turville (piano), Jez Franks (guitar), Dave Mannington (bass) and George Hart (drums).

"Featuring the close pairing of Beraha’s precise, often wordless vocals and Freestone’s endlessly tumbling tenor and soprano lines, this sextet’s experience shone through....Freestone’s snappy The Universal 4 became illuminated by this colourful line-up... Freestone’s Avocado Deficit ...climbed endlessly and mysteriously, as if emulating an Escher illustration" - London Jazz News on the Manchester Jazz Festival July 2016