Thursday 23rd January

MIDLANDS ARTS CENTRE, CANNON HILL PARK, BIRMINGHAM

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TDE PROMOTIONS

Tom Rainey Trio 

Cutting edge New York trio featuring three leading lights of Jazz/Improv world; Mary Halvorsen (guitar), Ingred Laubrock (saxophone) and Tom Rainey (drums) meld “free-styling painterliness” with “shards of line and sonics”, creating “refreshing new and not-sentimental kind of beautiful music.” (Josef Woodard - Downbeat/Jazz Times/The Los Angeles Times) 

(NB Tickets sold separately through mac website - click here to book)

Thursday 30th January

BCU Parkside/Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Presented in partnership with Birmingham City University Jazz Research Department

Michal Wróblewski Seminar + performance, 10AM-1PM

 Acclaimed Czech saxophonist/composer presents a seminar on his practice in which he investigates the purpose of improvisation in music, and time consciousness during the process of improvisation. Followed by a lunchtime duo concert with Mike Fletcher.

The Woodman, Eastside, Birmingham

Presented in Partnership with Birmingham City University Jazz Research Department

Experimental{sound}Writing Workshop 2PM-6:30PM 

Experimental writing workshop linking words and music and documenting interdisciplinary art forms. Led by Riffs Journal with internationally renowned musician/writer Nate Wooley. This is followed by an interactive workshop/performance with Mike Fletcher and Nicolas Pillai's writing/saxophone duo. Bring your instruments!

EVENING CONCERT - 7:30PM

Nate Wooley 

Nate Wooley works as an interpreter, improviser, and composer within the contemporary conjuncture of contemporary classical, jazz, noise, and electronic music. Expect a thrilling, edge-of-your-seat concert from this multifaceted trumpet player. 

IoN Shorts: James Banner   

James Banner is a musician and composer from Dudley, now based between Leeds  
and Berlin. His music has been supported by Initiative Musik, UdK/HfM Hanns Eisler Berlin, The Berlin State and Making Music. He studied jazz, performance and composition in Birmingham, Paris and Berlin, and now works as a performer of jazz and improvised music around Europe. 

Friday 31st January, 5pm - 11pm

Saturday 1st February

Sunday 2nd February, 2pm - 6pm

Thursday 6th February, 7pm

Friday 7th February, 8pm-11pm

Saturday 8th February

12pm-1:30pm

7pm-10:30pm

Sunday 9th February, 4pm-7pm