John Surman


September 8, 2022 20:00

Giardino Istituto Agrario di Firenze | IT

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in case of bad weather the concert will be held at PARC
Piazzale delle Cascine 6, Florence


Composer and multi-instrumentalist John Surman is a key figure in a generation of European jazz musicians who crucially expanded the international horizons of jazz.
In his long career, John Surman has won many accolades, most recently, the prestigious Ivor Novello Jazz Award, which recognised his prowess on the baritone saxophone and his body of original works that have extended far beyond the perceived boundaries of the jazz repertoire and are fired by the contrasts of exquisite lyricism, richly textured sound, and intense, full-bodied improvisation.
John Surman is revered internationally for his pioneering approach to composition and collaboration, which includes work with brass ensembles, choirs, string quartets and orchestras.
Here he is joined by the accomplished Norwegian pianist Vigleik Storaas. The collaboration between the two musicians dates back to the first half of the 90s. In addition to dating Surman, Storaas has joined Norma Winstone, Terje Rypdal, Niels Henning Ørsted-Pedersen, Chet Baker, Jack DeJohnette and Warne Marsh.


John Surman – saxophone
Vigleik Storaas – piano


in collaboration with Empoli Jazz


[photo: Emanuele Meschini, detail]

















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