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Boundary-pushing jazz. Haunting light and sound installation. An exclusive early look at a Cambridge icon. For the first time ever, Cam Lates joins forces with the Cambridge Jazz Festival at the Museum of Zoology.
Ever wanted to experience live contemporary jazz in the company of a giant whale skeleton? Now’s your chance. Cambridge Jazz Festival presents boundary-pushing performances from exciting London bands Entropi and Phil Meadows Project beneath the Museum of Zoology’s 70ft long finback whale skeleton.
Be among the first to experience the Museum’s brand new Whale Hall before it opens to the public. As the bands play the space will be filled by ‘Whailes’, an interactive light and sound installation by local sound artist William Crosby and Brighton-based projection/light artist Oliver Bolland.
Explore the haunting world of whalesong and the human impact on the oceans in the interval, when
William performs original, surround-sound electronic music created by sonifying ocean data collected in the last four years while the Museum has been closed.
ENTROPI explores a narrative of life-pondering, space gazing and risk-taking through Dee Byrne’s compositions. Juggling order and chaos, composition and improvisation, the group takes listeners on a journey with compelling group interplay, strong themes, open-ended improvisation, dark grooves and interweaving melodic textures.
Pushing the boundaries of recognisable elements from across modern jazz history yet always retaining strong, lively tunes and exhilarating band interplay.’ Manchester Jazz Festival
‘Interesting, stimulating music that is quite hard to pigeonhole gripped by a strong group instinct that moves from hard bop and structured modal sounds into more improv-soaked free-bop’ – Marlbank
‘The macrocosmic concept of ‘order and chaos’ (translated musically as ‘organisation and spontaneity’) is key to Entropi’s success.' LondonJazz News
Dee Byrne — alto saxophone/compositions
Andre Canniere — trumpet
Rebecca Nash — keyboard
Olie Brice — double bass
Matt Fisher — drums
PHIL MEADOWS is recognised as one of the UK’s most distinctive, creative and talented musicians. Living in London his music is inspired by global sounds demonstrated by his passion for uniting and collaborating with musicians from all over the world. Currently Meadows performs across a multitude of genres from jazz and classical to hip-hop, electronica, contemporary music and more.
He is a multi-instrumentalist with a focus on saxophone, clarinet and flute as well as a prolific composer, orchestrator and conductor. In his career so far Meadows has been awarded the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Ensemble of the Year, 2015 London Music Award for ‘Rising Jazz Star’, 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of the Year and the 2013 Peter Whittingham Jazz Award. In 2010 he was also a finalist in the European Keep an Eye Jazz Award as the only British representative in the final five.
Phil Meadows — saxophone/compositions
Rob Luft — guitar
Flo Moore — bass
Will Glaser — drums
Presented by Cam Lates and the Zoology Museum
in association with the Cambridge Jazz Festival and e-Luminate Cambridge
£10 (10% booking fee)
8:15-8:45 William Crosby
8:45-9:45 Phil Meadows Project