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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:
Kit Downes

The BBC Jazz Award winning, Mercury Music Award nominated, solo recording artist for ECM Records.

“World-class stature” 

The Guardian

Kit Downes has toured the world playing piano, church organ and harmonium with his own bands (‘ENEMY’, ‘Troyka’ and ‘Elt’) as well as with artists such as Squarepusher, ‘Empirical’, Benny Greb and Sam Amidon. 

He has written commissions for Cheltenham Music Festival, London Contemporary Orchestra, Ensemble Klang at ReWire Festival, the Scottish Ensemble, Cologne Philharmonie and the Wellcome Trust.

Kit teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he himself studied and now holds a Fellowship.

“One of the finest pianists of his generation”

Jazzwise

Photo by Alex Bonney.

Dreamlife of Debris, Kit’s second album via ECM Records, is out now.