Steve Williamson Band: Live at Pizza Express, Soho 1st September 2014
Steve Williamson (tenor/soprano saxophone)
Photo: Courtesy of Carl Hyde
Tenor/Soprano saxophonist, composer and band leader Steve Williamson has been stretching the boundaries of the Jazz music idiom ever since he exploded onto the UK and worldwide scene over twenty years ago with his groundbreaking debut album, ‘A Waltz With A Grace.’ Well, Mr Williamson is officially back having made a couple of rare appearances in 2014. However, the best is yet to come, Mr Williamson has announced that a hand-picked ‘Steve Williamson Band’ will be performing live at Pizza Express, Soho, London on Monday 1st September 2014. This will be Williamson’s first live outing and exposure of his new material in several years. To aid him in realising and relaying the vision and complexity of his new compositions Williamson has brought together an equally mercurial, talented, experienced and individualistic group of musicians. Acclaimed pianist Robert Mitchell answered the call from his good friend, in the drummer’s seat is beat-meister Seb Roachford and adding some educated bass-lines to the mix is Michael Mondesir . Finally, providing her unique voice projections is the free-spirited and free-flowing vocalist Filomena Campus who Williamson knew instantly he wanted as an integral part of his new band ever since witnessing her perform live at Nexus – One World Music earlier this year.
Band Leader Williamson himself has confessed to practising on his Tenor and Soprano horns long and hard in readiness for his much anticipated and much needed return to the live forum. To find out more of what Steve Williamson has to say, watch this space for Part One of an exclusive UK Vibe interview with the man himself. In the meantime, all roads lead to Pizza Express, 10 Dean Street, Soho, London for what promises to be the most enriching, enlightening and ear enhancing evening of Jazz music.
Michael J Edwards
Essential Gig Date:
Monday 1st September 2014, 7pm – Pizza Express, 10 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 3RW
The Steve Williamson Band:
Steve Williamson – tenor/soprano sax
Robert Mitchell – piano
Michael Mondesir – bass
Filomena Campus – voice
Seb Roachford – drums