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Pianist/composer Kate Williams has gained a reputation as both a distinctive writer and performer. She has released several CDs, each one to critical acclaim, including Made Up and Atlas And Vulcana (with her septet) and Smoke And Mirrors (with tenor legend, the late Bobby Wellins). In 2016 she formed Four Plus Three, an ensemble featuring her trio with string quartet. The following year, they performed at the 606 with special guest John Williams (Kate's father) on guitar. John also features on Kate's album with vocalist Georgia Mancio: Finding Home: Kate Williams' Four Plus Three Meets Georgia Mancio. It won album of the year at the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. This evening the quartet will play tunes by Emily Remler and Bill Evans, as well as originals by Kate.
"...crisp, incisive and totally at one with the rhythmic ebb and flow."
"Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that's all her own"
The Observer ****
Guitarist Mike Outram has toured internationally and recorded with Carleen Anderson, Mike Farris, Laurence Cottle, Hamish Stuart, Tim Garland, Theo Travis, Steven Wilson, Nikki Iles, and Laura Rossi. He is Guitar Professor at The Royal Academy, Trinity Laban & The Guildhall, London, and leads an online community of over 700 guitarists at ElectricCampfire.com
Line Up: Kate Williams - piano, Mike Outram - guitar, Dave Whitford - bass & David Ingamells - drums