KOREA MOVES +CHRISTOPH STIEFEL TRIO Venue: St James's Piccadilly
Time (onstage): 7.30 p.m.
Ticket price: £20/£15
Innovative saxophone star Tim Garland collaborates with South Korea's finest musicians from the world's biggest jazz festival - Jarasum. Expect World/Roots fused with jazz in a vibrant and celebratory rhythmic mix!
Innovative saxophone star Tim Garland collaborates with South Korea's finest musicians from the world's biggest jazz festival - Jarasum. Expect World/Roots fused with jazz in a vibrant and celebratory rhythmic mix!with Heo Yoon-Jeong (Geomungo,Korean traditional six-stringed zither), Lee Aram (Daegeum Korean Bamboo flute, and Jean Oh (guitar), John Turville (piano), Asaf Sirkis (drums).
Support from the Swiss isorhythms of pianist Christoph Stiefel's brilliant trio with Christoph Arne Huber bass, Kevin Chesham drums featuring work from their recent album "LIVE!" on Basho Records.
Tim Garland (born 19 October 1966) is a British jazz saxophonist, composer and band-leader. He is also known for his innovative bass clarinet playing and for his prolific output as composer, blurring the boundaries between modern jazz and classical concert music.
As a performer, he has worked widely both in Britain and elsewhere in the world, with particular highlights being a continuing collaboration with Chick Corea and his four year association with Bill Bruford.
As composer, he has fulfilled commissions from the LSO, the Northern Sinfonia, BBC Concert Orchestra and Westminster Abbey Choir, as well as countless small and large jazz-based ensembles.
As a band-leader, he first achieved wide recognition with the jazz/folk crossover group Lammas (which included Don Paterson and Christine Tobin), going on to further success with a number of groups under his own name, the Dean Street Underground Orchestra, Storms/Nocturnes, Acoustic Triangle and his award winning Lighthouse Project.
In 2009 he won a Grammy for his part in creating "The New Crystal Silence" which celebrated Chick Corea and Gary Burton's famous partnership. He orchestrated five of Chick's famous pieces for the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
He was voted "Musician of the Year" by the 2006 All Party Parliamentary Jazz Appreciation Group.
Garland has also contributed to various pieces for Audio Network PLC and is involved in writing music for film and television.
CHRISTOPH STIEFEL, born in Zürich 29 July 1961, is active in various "musical fields" as a composer, pianist, keyboarder, arranger and producer. He took classical piano lessons as a child, and as a teenager became deeply involved in Rhythm & Blues, later in Funk, Fusion and Jazz. As from 1984 he became permanent member of Andreas Vollenweider & friends for 5 years. With this band he participated in several tours in USA, Canada, Europe, Japan and Australia.
In 1990 he formed his own jazz trio/ quartet , produced 8 CD's (93/95/97/ 01/06/08/10/12) with the group and played many concerts in Europe with different musicians like Peter Erskine, Charlie Mariano, Jeff Hirshfield, Dieter Ilg, Michel Benita, Roberto Gatto, Matthieu Michel, Joel Allouche, Pat Moret, Marcel Papaux, Thomas Lähns, Lionel Friedli, Kevin Chesham, Arne Huber a.o.
In july 98 was the first performance of his first orchestral work: a concerto for Piano, String-Orchestra and Percussion performed by the Chamber Orchestra of Zuerich.
Since 2005: Isorhythms for solo piano, Solo project for piano & prepared piano.
In February 2012 release of the new Duo CD "Bima Sakti" with swiss Vocalist Lisette Spinnler by the german label Traumton.
In September 2012 first performances of his new Isorhythm Orchestra (7tet) with some of the greatest Swiss musicians.
Since 2000 he teaches piano and keyboards at the Jazz Department of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Concerts, Tours, Recordings with: Ernie Watts, Peter Erskine, Kevin Eubanks, Charlie Mariano, Robin Eubanks, Marvin"Smitty"Smith, Ralph Moore, Brian Bromberg, Ray Anderson, Heiri Känzig, Dieter Ilg, Nene, Harald Haerter, Marilyn Mazur, Büne Huber, Norbert Pfammater, Stefano Saccon, Lars Lindvall, Bänz Oester, Max Lässer, Marianne Racine, John Voirol, Flavio Boltro, Reto Suhner, Christian Münchinger, Frank Möbus, Joseph Bowie, Gwilym Simcock a.o.
Christoph Stiefel & Stiletto: "Stiletto" AF Records - Phonag 1988
Christoph Stiefel & Stiletto: "Pangani" Pangani Records - COD 1990
Christoph Stiefel Solo Piano: "A Silent Perspective" Biber Records (D)1991
Christoph Stiefel Quartet: "Between Moon & Sea" Pangani Records-Phonag 1993
Christoph Stiefel Quartet: "Ancient longing" Jazzline Records(D) 1995
Christoph Stiefel Trio: "Sweet Paradox" Jazzline Records(D) 1997
Christoph Stiefel & Fabio Freire: "Limmazonas" RecRec 2000
Christoph Stiefel Trio: "dream of the camel" Enja Records(D) 2001
Christoph Stiefel: “Isorhythms for Solo Piano” Pangani Records 2005
Christoph Stiefel Trio: "7 MeilenStiefel" Neuklang Records(D) 2006
Christoph Stiefel: "Inner Language Trio" Neuklang Records(D) 2008
Ch. Stiefel Inner Language Trio: "Fortuna’s Smile" Neuklang Records(D) 2010
Christoph Stiefel & Lisette Spinnler : “Bima Sakti” Traumton Records (D) 2012
Ch. Stiefel Inner Language Trio: "live!" Basho Records(UK) 2012