Snake Strings Live

National Centre for Early Music , Walmgate, York, York, GB


Snake saxes and flutes Damion Browne cello Jayne Coyle viola Raymond Lester violin Adam Robinson violin

A ground-breaking collaboration between sax maestro Snake Davis and the outstanding Solo Players String Quartet, featuring peerless sax melody and classical strings in a fresh and innovative crossover of classical, pop, soul and jazz, all with a Snakey twist. Expect tunes ranging from ''River Deep, Mountain High'' and ''A Little Respect'' to self penned numbers to classics from Albinoni, Faure and Bach.

Acknowledged as one of the UK's foremost saxophonists, the go-to guy for session work with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, M-People and The Eurythmics, Snake Davis explores the emotive and uplifting registers of tenor, alto and soprano sax, shakuhachi and wood flute, in a glorious classical/soul fusion.

A great show for all the family, crossing genres and introducing a wide spectrum of music to audiences of all ages.

"One of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while” TIME OUT For more information visit


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Louis Moholo Moholo & Alexander Hawkins

York University, York, York, GB


Musical fireworks are guaranteed from this acclaimed intercontinental duo. Though representing two different generations of musician – the one, an established master and veteran of numerous seminal recordings and bands in the history of the music; the other, a member of a much younger generation, but whose audacious and far-reaching musical vision marks him as a major force in today’s scene – South African drummer Louis Moholo Moholo and English pianist Alexander Hawkins have developed a special rapport over the years. Their duo captures an always-passionate mix of free jazz, South African melodies, Ellington, and much else besides.

‘truly something special…sublime synergy’ The Quietus


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Amnesty International Latin Night

La Tasca , York




David Rees - Williams Trio

National Centre for Early Music , Walmgate, York, York, GB


David Rees-Williams piano Neil Francis bass guitar Phil Laslett drums

This programme unites the best of classical and jazz. David began his musical career as a chorister at New College Oxford and went on to study at the Royal College of Music. He formed the Trio in 1988, which has since performed concerts in a diverse selection of festivals in the UK, Europe, the United States and Barbados. The thrust of the Trio's repertoire is always melodic and works from Chopin, Bach, Greig, Purcell, Ravell and Elgar are combined with pieces by Stanford, Warlock, Buxtehude and Bossi. Every piece is individual and is moulded with excitement, passion and melodious intensity.

'..masterful adaptations of pieces from the classical repertoire are accomplished, insightful and endlessly fascinating' Jazzwise


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