Pat Thomas

 

Pat Thomas studied classical piano from aged 8 and started playing Jazz from the age of 16. He has since gone on to develop an utterly unique style - embracing improvisation, jazz and new music. He has played with Derek Bailey in Company Week (1990/91) and in the trio AND (with Noble) – with Tony Oxley’s Quartet and Celebration Orchestra and in Duo with Lol Coxhill. 

“Pat Thomas sits in the front rank of British improvisers. In the early 1990s he participated
in Derek Bailey’s Company Week, though he might be best known for his work with Tony Oxley, Lol Coxhill and Steve Beresford or his quartet Scatter with Phil Minton, Roger Turner and Dave Tucker.” -- James Linbloom Opprobrium

"Sartorially shabby as Thomas may be, and on first impression even rather stolid, he has a somewhat imperious charisma that’s immediately amplified when he starts to play. Unlike other pianists whose virtuosity seems to be racing ahead of their thought processes Thomas always seems supremely in command of his gift, and his playing, no matter how free and ready to tangle with abstraction, always carries a charge of authoritative exactitude." -- The Jazzmann

Pat Thomas is playing all but Colston Hall, Bristol.

In this project

Tour Dates

Tues 23rd April – Birmingham - SOUNDkitchen
Weds 24th April – Brighton - Safehouse
Friday 26th – Oxford - Oxford Improvisers
Saturday 27th – Bristol - Colston Hall
Sunday 28th - Sheffield  - Notes & Sounds
Monday 29th – Newcastle - A Better Noise
Tuesday 30th – Manchester  - Tubers Music

Tickets available via promoter's sites

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Workshops

John Russell will also be offering a series of free improvisation workshops in the afternoons before the events. Read more or contact promoters below to sign up or buy a ticket.

Tues 23rd April - Birmingham 2pm - sign up
Weds 24th April - Brighton - 3pm - buy a ticket
Sat 27th April - Oxford -10:30am - buy a ticket
Mon 29th April - Newcastle - 2pm - sign up

Listen

Nothing beats live performance, but to whet your appetite, you can hear tracks by some of the touring artists at the Sound and Music Soundcloud.

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