Byron Wallen’s Four Corners

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Saturday 26th June 4:45–6:15pm

Byron Wallen’s Four Corners

St Peter’s by the Waterfront, College Street, Ipswich, IP1 1XF

Byron Wallen has been playing trumpet in various contexts, live and on record, alongside legendary musicians such as George Benson, Andrew Hill, Chaka Khan, Ingrid Laubrock, Hugh Masekela, Courtney Pine, Mulatu Astatke, Red Snapper, Jack Dejohnette, Jean Toussaint, Cleveland Watkiss and King Sunny Ade. He is also an acclaimed writer and producer whose original scores have been commissioned by the Science Museum; PRS, the BBC, Jerwood Foundation, Southbank Centre, National Theatre, Arts Council, FIFA and Sage Gateshead.

In 2003, Wallen won the BBC's Innovation in Jazz award for his third album Indigo. For his album Meeting Ground (2207), he received nominations for Best Band and Best Album in the 2007 BBC Jazz Awards and Best Jazz Act in the 2007 MOBO Awards. At Ipswich Jazz Festival 2021, Byron Wallen will play music from his latest album ‘Portrait: Reflections on Belonging’. His band Byron Wallen’s Four Corners is led by himself on trumpet and conches, Rob Luft on guitar, Paul Michael on bass and Jon Scott on drums, and was nominated for Jazz Ensemble of the Year for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2020.

See the band in action here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NyBoeNHS70&feature=youtu.be

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