Maria Pia de Vito + Huw Warren Oct’17

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Dialektos in London and Cardiff!

Really looking forward to a couple of rare UK duo performances with Italian singer Maria Pia de Vito.

“I honestly can’t remember the last time I saw a live performance in which two artists were so completely attuned to each other”. Jazzwise

Friday October 6th Vortex, London 8pm

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Saturday October 7th University Concert Hall, Cardiff 7pm

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Dialektos is the remarkable musical encounter between Italian vocalist Maria Pia De Vito and Welsh pianist Huw Warren and includes their own compositions, settings of Neapolitan poems and Brazilian songs. Mixing a telepathic sense of interaction with an even greater sense of fun and adventure, the poetry of the Neapolitan dialect makes this project an unique duo on the World jazz stage.
As a duo Maria and Huw have performed worldwide over the last ten years, and have recorded two duo albums (for the Parco Della Musica label) with special guests clarinettist Gabriele Mirabassi (Dialektos) and guitarist Ralph Towner (O Pata Pata). They are also both associated with the ECM label, Huw through his Quercus collaboration with Iain Ballamy and June Tabor; and Maria through her Il Pergolese collaboration from 2013 with Francois Couturier, Anje Lechner and Michele Rabbia.

Their most recent recording/collaboration is Core/Coração (Jando Music) and features new lyrics/translations by Maria Pia de Vito of music by Chico Buarque, Guinga and Egberto Gismonti. Chico Buarque appears as a special guest

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Infinite Riches




Revisiting some of my older recordings that are now only available as downloads……

Infinite Riches in a Little Room is a solo (and multi layered) recording from 2002 originally released on the Babel Label. It’s centred around a reworking of a melody by John Dowland (Teares) but also includes original music and tunes by Charlie Parker and Hermeto Pascoal.

Download for £7 or stream using the bandcamp app…..



New Quercus record is here…..

Really excited to have our second CD for ECM. Here’s the cover art and a review from the Guardian. More info on the ECM website here


John Fordham Thursday 27th April 2017

Quercus: Nightfall review – jazz-folk fusions full of quiet surprises


The austere and shadowy eloquence of the incomparable folk singer June Tabor has sometimes been escorted by Loose Tubes saxophonist Iain Ballamy alongside Tabor’s regular jazz-piano partner Huw Warren, and as the trio Quercus they were deservedly cheered for their eponymously named 2013 debut on ECM. This fine successor similarly mixes traditional English folk songs (The Manchester Angel, Once I Loved You Dear (The Irish Girl), The Cuckoo) with reappraisals of some timeless mainstream favourites. Warren sketches a jazz-ballad accompaniment around Tabor’s rich low tones and wistful upturns on Auld Lang Syne, and both the singer’s long sounds and Ballamy’s haunting tenor sax echo the cries of seabirds on the shipwreck song On Berrow Sands. The Cuckoo mixes a playful bounce with darker implications of infidelity, and a slowly rocking Don’t Think Twice sounds as immediate as if Tabor had just thought of it – with a gentle venom – “You just kind of wasted my precious time.” Another Quercus set with not a sound out of place, but a wealth of quiet surprises just the same.

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April Newsletter………

April 22nd Blue Sky Bangor 8pm
Brazilian Jazz Night 

Huw Warren Piano
Steve Berry Bass
Zoot Warren Drums

Venue info and online booking here

April 28th – New Quercus Record released on ECM

Very pleased to announce that the new Quercus recording Nightfall will be  released on April 28th.

Our next concerts are:
May 9th – Oxford Contemporay Music, Oxford
May10th – Kings Place London

Trio Brasil + Iain Ballamy radio broadcast on BR Klassik

Bavarian Radio (BR Klassik) recorded our recent gig in  Stadthaus Ulm, and broadcast an hour long show including  6 tunes and an interview  (including a brilliant Hermeto story from Iain!)

listen here

Huw Warren Piano

Iain Ballamy Saxophone

Dudley Phillips Bass

Zoot Warren Drums

Solo in Ireland

Just back from 2 lovely concerts organised by IMC in Ireland……

Triskel Arts Centre in Cork and the Hugh Lane Gallery in Dublin.

Great Audiences….always fun to be play and hang in Ireland

Here’s a little video of the soundcheck at the Triskel taken by Artistic Director Tony Sheehan