Manchester Jazz Festival – Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley

Manchester Jazz Festival - Trish Clowes & Ross Stanley


17:30 - 18:45


Manchester Cathedral
Victoria St, Manchester, M3 1SX

Event Type

St Ann’s Church

Trish Clowes saxophone / Ross Stanley piano

Trish Clowes and Ross Stanley have been carefully crafting their incomparable soundworld over several years, which includes their own material, arrangements of music from jazz, folk and church organ traditions, and free improvisations. The duo’s performances include Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Royal Festival Hall (with Stanley making use of the organ), Galway Jazz Festival, Symphony Hall (Birmingham), Buxton International Festival, and Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

This concert will feature music from their new album Journey to Where (out March 8th 2024 on Stoney Lane Records), which was recorded at Wigmore Hall, London.

Clowes & Stanley enjoy working with material from anywhere. Their concerts often include music by Duke Ellington, Cole Porter, Osvaldo Farrés, Nikki Iles, Antonio Carlos Jobim, as well as original compositions, two of which are dedicated to Clowes and Stanley’s respective heroes, Wayne Shorter and John Taylor. At the heart of their ever-evolving programme of music lie interpretations of a Marcel Dupré prelude (Prelude III from Trois Preludes et Fugues) and Herbert Howells’s Gloucester Service – two beloved works from Stanley’s time as an organ scholar at Marlborough College. 

“Captivating duo” – Jazzwise 

These two musicians are a formidable partnership… Both players are gifted with an extraordinary musical intelligence allied to a prodigious technical ability… It was a fascinating evening… There really was something for everybody.” – Andrew Petch, The Shropshire Star 

“An impressive duo set… interacting brilliantly with both energy and delicacy” – Tony Dudley-Evans, promoter & writer 

Trish Clowes
Saxophonist and composer Trish Clowes has been described as “an improviser to be reckoned with” (Downbeat Magazine) and “one of the most agile and original jugglers of improv and adventurous composition to have appeared in the UK in recent times” (The Guardian). Lauded for her imaginative approach to improvisation and composition, Clowes has released seven critically acclaimed albums, and she is currently an Associate Artist at Wigmore Hall.

Ross Stanley
Pianist and organist Ross Stanley is a Yamaha artist, Hammond endorsee and two times winner of a British Jazz Award in the organ category. After being awarded an organ scholarship to Marlborough College, Stanley studied at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and since then his musical skills have kept him in high demand, seeing him work with musicians and ensembles such as Eddie Gomez, Seamus Blake, the Hamish Stuart Band, BBC Concert Orchestra, Nostalgia 77 Octet, Tom Jones, Alfie Boe, Maceo Parker, and Pino Palladino.

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