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Mon, 15 Oct


The Whiskey Jar

NQ Jazz: HRH + Nina Whiteman Trio

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NQ Jazz: HRH + Nina Whiteman Trio
NQ Jazz: HRH + Nina Whiteman Trio

Time & Location

15 Oct 2018, 20:00 – 23:00

The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff St, Manchester M1 2FF, UK

About The Event

NQ Jazz website

This night is a collaboration with our fantastic friends at The Noise Upstairs, an improvisation night based at Fuel Cafe Bar - check out their events etc. here:


Mark Hanslip - tenor saxophone

Federico Reuben - laptop

Paul Hession - drums

Tenor saxophonist Mark Hanslip emerged in the mid-2000s as a key player on the London jazz scene, gigging nationally and internationally with groups including Outhouse, Nostalgia 77, Jonathan Bratoeff Quartet and Twelves, and has appeared on over 30 recordings on labels including Babel, F-iRE, Tru Thoughts, FMR and Tombed Visions. Now based in the north, he co-leads organ trio The Revival Room with keyboardist Adam Fairhall, and is touring with his improvising group HTrio plus guest US trumpeter Nate Wooley. He is also engaged in doctoral research into generative systems for improvised music at York University.

Federico was born in San José, Costa Rica in 1978. As a lap­top improviser he has performed with impro­vis­ers such as John Edwards, Steve Noble, Mark Sanders, London Improvisers Orchestra, Tony Marsh, Alekander Kolkowski, Ingrid Laubrock, Tom Rainey, Alexan­der Hawkins, Dominic Lash, Roland Ramanan, Javier Car­mona, Ricardo Tejero, and Rachel Musson. He is also co-founder of squib-box with Adam de la Cour and Neil Luck. squib-box is artist-led organisation and netlabel that promotes radical music and interdisciplinary performance, and is currently senior lecturer in music technology at York University.

Paul Hession has played and broadcast in many European & Scandinavian countries as well as Argentina, Mexico, Cuba, USA & Canada. He has played with many of the major figures on the free music scene, such as Peter Brötzmann, Derek Bailey, Evan Parker, Lol Coxhill, Sunny Murray, Marshall Allen, Frode Gjerstad, Peter Kowald, Joe McPhee, Borah Bergman, Otomo Yoshihide & his old friends Alan Wilkinson, Simon Fell, Hans Peter Hiby and Mick Beck. Collaborators from a different scene are Squarepusher and dj/producer Paul Woolford. He is known to relish the interaction of collective music-making, but also responds to the challenge of solo performance.

Nina Whiteman Trio

Nina Whiteman – voice/stylophone

Simon Prince – flutes

Rob Thorpe – baritone electric guitar/vegetation from Alexandra Park

The trio are drawn to the smallest of sounds, and embrace the spaces that frame them. With each member having a background in contemporary classical music, the music forms with a sense of detail and concentration.

At this concert the trio will be premiering a new piece conceived by Rob Thorpe:

HALF-FORGOTTEN HYMNS provides a palette of melodic source material from which to draw within the context of an otherwise open improvisation. The meditative and fragile texture of plainsong tie into the vocabulary of the trio, and poke out, sometimes only momentarily, like ephemeral echoes across the centuries.

DJ Josh French 7 // Doors 8 // Music 8.30 // Entry £5/£4

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