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  • will play at CMJC on November 22, 2018
  • Tony Kofi played at CMJC on November 15, 2018
  • Andrew McCormack played at CMJC on November 1, 2018
  • G.Mancio K.Williams played at CMJC on October 25, 2018
  • Arun Ghosh 4.2 played at CMJC on October 11, 2018
  • Jean Toussaint played at CMJC on September 27, 2018
  • Trio HLK played at CMJC on July 12, 2018
  • Jeff Williams (Jeff Williams Lifelike) played at CMJC on June 14, 2018
  • played at CMJC on May 24, 2018
  • played at CMJC on May 3, 2018
  • played at CMJC on April 26, 2018

Jeff Williams International Quintet - 'Lifelike' Album Launch Tour

'Williams swings at medium tempo with such easy grace that you could think you were listening to Billy Higgins' Richard Williams ,

Thursday June 14, 2018

8:00 pm

Tickets: £15 (full), £12 (students)

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Hidden Rooms

Jeff Williams' fourth album for Whirlwind (following 2011's 'Another Time', 2013's 'The Listener' and 2015's 'Outlier'), Lifelike was recorded in front of an enthusiastic Vortex audience on a sultry June evening. As an experienced leader at the kit, with an instinctive, deeply imbued jazz sensibility, Williams coaxes intelligent, colourful interplay from his colleagues. Like all masters of a genre, Jeff Williams has profoundly internalized the traditions of jazz without being tyrannized by its conventions. Fusing and remixing his influences into his own unique voice, he refuses to constrain himself to a single stylistic approach. Most vitally, he wants his audience to respond to his music emotionally.

Music samples
Dream Visitor - from 'Lifelike'
'Lifelike' Preview Sampler

Artists: Jeff Williams drums John O’Gallagher alto sax Josh Arcoleo tenor sax Sam Lasserson bass, with special guest Gonҫalo Marques trumpet