Saturday 25th October, At the Albany, Deptford friends Of Ed Renshaw are performing to celebrate his life, Friends include legendary Jazz artist Tony Coe and world famous Beth Orton.
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Print Club London have produced a print to celebrate the evening with all sales going towards the ‘Ed Renshaw Music Award’.
To purchase Print ‘Wren and Guitar’
Wren and Guitar is by Fred Higginson Print Club Director and Friend Of Ed.
Featuring performances from:
Alec Dankworth’s ‘World Spirit’
the award winners of the Ed Renshaw Music Award
and special guest, Beth Orton
Born in Santiago de Chile in 1973 and based in UK since 2005, he works actively as a concert guitarist, composer, producer and teacher. He has a unique style of virtuoso performance which demonstrates a wide range of influences from classical and flamenco to gypsy jazz and Latin American styles.
Jorge has played in prestigious venues around the UK such as the Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Womad festival; and in some of the most renowned theatres and festivals throughout Europe.
The son of John Dankworth and Cleo Laine, Alec’s background was inevitably steeped in music. Taking up the bass he studied at the Guildhall School of Music in London in 1978 before going to the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. On his return to England, he played in several groups, including that led by his parents, performing with them on and off throughout the 80s. He also played with Clark Tracey (1987’s Stiperstones). With his parents he toured the USA, Australia and Europe and with his sister, singer Jacqui Dankworth, he toured the Middle East, the Far East and Hawaii. In 1995, Dankworth became a member of Van Morrison’s group, touring Europe and the USA. In 1995, and again in 1997, he was voted Best Bass Player at the British Jazz Awards. In the late summer of 1997, he relocated to New York City where he performed with the ongoing Duke Ellington Orchestra, including a residency at Birdland, before, in late 1998 he joined Dave Brubeck’s quartet. With Brubeck he toured the USA, appearing at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Birdland, and he also made a European tour. The association with Brubeck continued until May 2001 when he returned to London. During that time he appeared on record with Brubeck including The 40th Anniversary Tour Of The UK (1999) and The Crossing (2001). In the meantime he had continued to appear with Morrison appearing on three albums including The Healing Game (1997).
Formed out of Alec’s love of music from the Iberian peninsula, World Spirit crosses the Straights of Gibraltar into Africa and beyond.
Alec has joined forces with daughter Emily Dankworth, leading tenorist Brandon Allen and world percussionist Paul Clarvis to explore melodies from Africa, South America and other continents from a jazz perspective.
With tunes by Duke Ellington, Bela Flek, Antonio-Carlos Jobim, Abdullah Ibrahim and WC Handy originating from Ireland, Venezuela, Bulgaria, South Africa, Mali and Brazil, World Spirit offers an evening of global song and improvisation.
Emily Dankworth’s voice is forged from the DNA of Jazz royalty – she has a few musicians in her family tree! She has sung in choirs all her life, and in 2011 studied Jazz vocals at the Guildhall School of Music. She now sings in the acapella group Vive and has performed in the UK and Europe. She also sings with Alec’s Spanish Accents, and works with her own group.
Branden was born in Perth, Western Australia, and studied at the Conservatorium of Music. Since re-locating to the UK, he has forged a name as a leading saxophonist in the UK scene. He has worked with Eric Clapton, Jools Holland, Paloma Faith, Soweto Kinch, Guy Barker and Claire Martin to name a few.He hosts the Late Late Show at Ronnie Scotts with his quartet, and is the founder and director of the Highgate Jazz with Soul Festival.
Paul Clarvis brings his unique style to all musical genres, playing drums and percussion instruments from all over the world. He has worked with musicians ranging from Mick Jagger, Nina Simone, Steve Swallow, Harrison Birtwhistle, Paul McCartney, Mark Anthony Turnage and Michel Legrand. He juggles his career as a session musician, leading and working with live groups including Orquestra Mahatma, and teaching at the Royal Academy of Music.
Jac has been working as a professional musician for 15 yrs and based in london since 2001 when he came to study music at trinity college. Since then he has performed in many of the Uk festivals and venues including, London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, Glastonbury festival, Pizza Express Soho The Vortex and many others.
He has had his compositions for Orchestra played on BBC radio 1 and leads his own quartet playing his own music, a quintet that play the music of classic blue note artists such as wayne shorter and freddie hubbard and a free improvisation trio. Also performing as a sideman in other peoples bands ranging over a broad spectrum of jazz music.
Jac also leads a youth jazz band in ealing whom this year performed for a concert in cadogan hall and the previous year the newly started TW12 Jazz Festival in Hampton Playhouse.
Jac spent many years playing with Ed and they became firm friends and this evening will feature a specially put together band of musicians who worked with Ed over the years. Jac Jones (Sax), Neil Luckket (Guitar), Tony Coe(Sax & Clarinet) will play some of Eds favoured jazz repertoire.
An adventurous and flexible improviser, Tony Coe has long been one of England’s top jazzmen. He has performed in settings ranging from straight-ahead bop and borderline Dixieland to post-bop and free, keeping his own strong musical personality intact throughout his career. Coe started on clarinet and was self-taught on tenor. He performed in an Army band during 1953-1956 and played withHumphrey Lyttelton’s mainstream group during 1957-1962. After heading his own band (1962-1964),Coe was offered a spot with Count Basie’s Orchestra, but difficulties with immigration foiled that opportunity.
Coe’s versatility was clearly in evidence by the late ’60s. In addition to playing with John Dankworth’s big band (1966-1969) and the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Orchestra (1967-1973), he also worked with Derek Bailey’s very avant-garde Company, Stan Tracey, and several of his own groups. Associations with the United Jazz and Rock Ensemble and with the Mike Gibbs big band were also beneficial. Coe, whose tenor is well-featured during Henry Mancini’s Pink Panther films, has also written advanced works for orchestras. In 1995, he won the Danish Jazzpar Prize. Influenced most byPaul Gonsalves on tenor, in addition to being a very fluent clarinetist, Coe has led sessions for a variety of European labels including Nixa, Phillips, Columbia, 77, Nato, Hat Art, and Hot House.
Elizabeth Caroline Orton, commonly known as Beth Orton, is a BRIT Award-winning English singer-songwriter. Known for her “folktronica” sound, which mixes elements of folk and electronica, she was initially recognised for her collaborations with William Orbit and the Chemical Brothers in the mid 1990s – but these were not Orton’s first recordings. She released a solo album, Superpinkymandy, in 1993. Since the album was only released in Japan, it went largely unnoticed by international audiences. Her second solo album, Trailer Park, garnered much critical acclaim in 1996. With the release of the albums Central Reservation (1999) and the 2002 UK top 10 album Daybreaker, Beth developed a devoted fan base. On her 2006 release, Comfort of Strangers, she has moved towards a more folk-based sound and away from the electronic sound of past albums.
Unfortunately All The Queen’s Ravens will no longer be performing.