Taliesin Live - 7 Steps – The Music of Miles Davis
Tomos Williams – trumpet | Adam Nolan – tenor sax | Dave Jones – piano | Paula Gardiner – bass | Mark O’Connor – drums
Welsh trumpeter Tomos Williams from Aberystwyth joins forces with young tenor saxophonist Adam Nolan from Dublin in a Welsh/Irish Quintet to play the music of jazz legend Miles Davis. 7Steps will be on tour in Wales all week, and their performance at Taliesin on Saturday 17 November will be the final concert of their tour.
The band will play classics associated with the great trumpeter: Bye Bye Blackbird, Joshua, All Blues but also feature some of the less well known songs from Miles’ vast catalogue such as Teo and Orbits.
Tomos Williams is a leading and unique voice on the Welsh jazz scene. Heavily indebted and influenced by Miles’ music ,7Steps is a natural project for Tomos to front. 7Steps have toured Ireland twice; in April 2013 and November 2016, and also featured at the Aberjazz Festival, in Fishguard in 2015.
Paula Gardiner, an instrumental figure on the Welsh jazz scene will be on bass tonight, alongside Port Talbot's own Dave Jones on piano and the magnificent Mark O'Connor on drums in the rhythm section.
Adam Nolan on tenor sax is a recent graduate of the renowned jazz course at Dublin City University and is rapidly establishing himself as one of the brightest lights on the Irish jazz scene.
Tomos Williams also leads the jazz/folk sextet, Burum, (who have played in the US, France and India) as well as recently leading the groundbreaking Indo-Welsh fusion band 'Khamira', (who have played in South Korea, India and Wales).
In Nolan, Williams has found an able sparring partner and they're playing often reached mesmerising heights, whether either was soloing or they were playing in unison or trading phrases... It was a hugely rewarding gig and one that left listeners with no option but to get home to dig out the originals.” - Jackie Hayden, The Wexford Echo
Saturday 17 November 7.30pm
Special Offer: 10% off if you buy tickets for both The Royal Welsh College Big Band: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (Saturday 3 November), and 7 Steps – The Music of Miles Davis (on Saturday 17 November).
Prices and Times:
Sat 17th Nov
|Full price:||£ 12|
|Under 18's:||£ 10|
|Full time students:||£ 10|
|Other Conc.:||£ 10|