Kit Downes Quintet
Pianist and composer, Kit Downes, studied at the Purcell School of Music and the Royal Academy of Music. He has worked with Julian Arguelles, Gwyneth Herbert, Seb Rochford, Gilad Atzman, Acoustic Ladyland, Dennis Rollins, Empirical and Asif Sirkis. He won the BBC ‘Rising Star’ Award in 2008 and was nominated for a British Jazz Award in both 2008 and 2009. Calum Gourlay (bass) has appeared with the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Tommy Smith, Tracey Kent and Martin Speake. James Maddren (drums) studied jazz percussion at the Royal Academy of Music. Cellist Lucy Railton trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the New England Conservatory in Boston. James Allsopp (bass sax) was nominated for the 2007 BBC Jazz Rising Star Award.
"One of the finest pianists of his generation". Time Out.