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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.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:
Maz O’Connor

The singer / songwriter described by The Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’.

“Maz O’Connor’s ace…remarkable songwriting talent…captivating voice”

Q Magazine

Singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor has been described by The Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’. Now based in London, her Irish roots strongly influence her lyrical story-songs, and her pure, clear singing style.

After releasing three albums, being nominated for the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Horizon Award twice, and performing at major festivals including The Cambridge Folk Festival, WOMAD and Glastonbury; Maz has spent three years writing and recording her latest album, ‘Chosen Daughter’, which explores the stories of her foremothers, and was released in late 2019.

‘There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work here. . . she plays and sings beautifully”

Songlines

Photo by Elly Lucas.