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CICCIC Jazz Club Presents The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet – Friday 10th Feb 2017

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet at CICCIC TauntonFriday 10th Feb 7.30pm. £9.00 or £8.00 concession if booked online or £10 on the door with £9 concession.
CICCIC Jazz Club presents some of the best jazz players in the UK and on Friday 10th Feb we have The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet and with many more amazing bands to come.

Soulful Original Jazz

The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet is a collaboration between Israeli UK resident drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis, known for his work with the Lighthouse trio (ACT), Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Larry Corryel, John Abercrombie & the Asaf Sirkis Trio, and Polish vocalist/composer extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas.
The quartet features London based, Scottish bassist Kevin Glasgow, and the acclaimed Frank Harrison on piano and keyboards (UK).
With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, this band celebrates new music from both collaborators, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics – from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between.
Expect soulful melodies, aerospheric sounds with strong grooves, a full colour electroacoustic jazz with an ethnic touch and some uncommonly
used instruments and sound effects.
The quartet`s latest album ‘Come To Me’ was selected as one of the best releases of 2015 at All About Jazz website (USA).

Press Highlights

  • ‘The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet has a sound all its own, despite having influences from all over the world. This sound is one of beauty, love and hope…’ Budd Kopman, All About Jazz (USA) *****
  • ‘Come To Me, is a true tour-de-force of musicianship and innovation.’
  • ‘COME TO ME” IS A MASTERPIECE!’ John Prichard, Jazz-Rock.com (USA) *****
  • ‘Come To Me is more than merely a fine vocal jazz album, since like other singers such as Norma Winstone, Bialas uses her voice as an instrument and not just as a means of expressing lyrics, whilst her colleagues provide sumptuously arranged and executed music.’ Roger Farbey, All About Jazz (UK)****
  • ‘The Sirkis/Bialas International Quartet demonstrates how well a vocalist can work as the featured soloist in a quartet. Even better, they make you forget the instrumentation in the beauty and joy of the music they make.’ Mark Sullivan, All about Jazz website (USA)****
  • ‘The entire quartet seems to act as a symbiotic organism, in complete contrast to the usual singer/band circumstances.’ Adam Baruch, Jazzis Records (ISR)
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