Basho Records recently signed Austrian composer Johannes Berauer who will be releasing his latest record in July. Hourglass is collaboration with Gwilym Simcock piano, Thomas Gould violin, Mike Walker guitar, Martin Berauer electric bass and Bernhard Schimpelsberger percussion.
Both Norma Winstone and Trish Clowes will be playing at Manchester Jazz Festival this July. Norma’s great trio Winstone/Gesing/Venier will be joined by Manchester based cellist Abel Selaocoe in a headlining concert at the RNCM. Trish’s quartet My Iris will appear in the Spiegeltent on the first Saturday of the festival.
Gwilym will be back on tour this summer and early autumn with jazz legend guitarist Pat Metheny with Linda Oh (bass) and Antonio Sanchez (drums). They will be hitting Europe in June and July before finishing up in early August at the famous Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island USA.