Sunday 9 May 2021 6.30pm | 8.30pm
Jeff Williams' Bloom
featuring Carmen Staaf
and Michael Formanek
When rising star Carmen Staaf stepped in for legendary drummer Jeff Williams’ usual pianist, the musical connection was powerful and instantaneous. Williams, who resides in both London and New York, has an impressive CV, having performed with Stan Getz, Joe Lovano and Dave Liebman. “We talked about the idea of a trio, after which I ran into Michael (bassist Formanek and ECM artist). That was the eureka moment – it bloomed outta nowhere, hence the album title.” The threesome recorded Bloom in New York and released it on the Whirlwind Label in April 2019 garnering high praise from the jazz press - four and five star reviews and NPR ranking the album #7 on the iTunes jazz charts. This performance is part of an 8-date UK tour.
‘It’s always a treat when the real thing comes along, and this particular Jeff Williams trio is undoubtedly that.’ ★★★★ Jazzwise
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