Feb 2020 Newsletter

               February /March Highlights

  •  Feb 8th Piano duo with Jason Rebello, Cardiff
  •  Feb 16th Quercus Warwick Arts Centre
  •  Feb 29th Trio with Norma Winstone and John Parricelli, Vortex London
  •  March 1st NEW PROJECT Odd Elegy:The music of Dhafer Youssef, Vortex London
  •  March 25th Huw Warren Trio+ Mark Lockheart , Lakeside Arts Nottingham
  •  Feb West Midlands tour with Iain Ballamy Quartet

                  Full Listings:

Feb 3rd Iain Ballamy Quartet, Kenilworh Jazz ClubIain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

Kenilworth Rugby Club
Glasshouse Lane, Kenilworth
Warwickshire, CV8 2AJ

info + book

Feb 6th Iain Ballamy Quartet, Leicester Jazz House

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

info + book

Feb 6th Iain Ballamy Quartet, Hereford

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums
The Left Bank VillageBridge Street
Hereford HR4 9DG
Hereford, UK

info + book
Feb 8th Jason Rebello (Solo) + Jason Rebello/Huw Warren 2 pianos

7pm Jazz At the University
Cardiff University Concert Hall
Corbett Rd Cardiff
CF10 3EB

info + book

 Feb 12th  Iain Ballamy Quartet Stratford-upon-Avon

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

Stratford Jazz – Stratford Playhouse14 Rother Street CV37 6LU

info + book

Feb 13th Iain Ballamy Quartet Telford

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

The Wakes

Limes Walk, Oakengates TF2 6EP

Feb 14th Iain Ballamy Quartet Birmingham

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

1000 Trades

Frederick Street B1 3HE
info + book

Feb 15th Iain Ballamy Quartet Shrewsbury

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

The Hive

5 Belmont SY1 1TE
hiveonline.org.uk

Feb 16th Quercus Warwick Arts Centre

June Tabor – voice
Iain Ballamy saxophone
Huw Warren piano

Gibbet Hill Road CV4 7AL
www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Feb 19th Iain Ballamy Quartet Lichfield

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

Lichfield Arts
Cathedral Hotel
62 Beacon St,  WS13 7AR

info+ book

Feb 20th Iain Ballamy Quartet Coventry

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

The Tin at The Coal Vaults
CV1 4LY Coventry

info + book

Feb 22nd Huw Warren + guests, Cardiff

Huw Warren – piano
Blyth Bennett – saxophone
Aaron Herrex – bass
Patrick Barrett-Donlon – drums

7pm Jazz At the University
Cardiff University Concert Hall
Corbett Rd Cardiff
CF10 3EB

Feb 29th Winstone/Parricelli/Warren Vortex London

Norma Winstone – voice
John Parricelli – guitar
Huw Warren – piano

Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
London, N16 8AZ

info + book

March 1st ODD ELEGY : The music of Dhaffer Youssef, Vortex London
Wales meets Tunisia for St David’s day! A  new project based on the compositions of oud master and vocalist Dhafer Youssef. An all star band includes composer/multi instrumentalist Maria Lamburn, guitarist Stuart Hall, ex Loose Tubes bassist Steve Berry., and special guest vocalist Irini Arabatzi. Transcribed and Arranged by Zoot Warren and Huw Warren

Huw Warren – Piano
Maria Lamburn – Bass Clarinet
Stuart Hall – Guitar
Steve Berry – Bass
Zoot Warren – Drums and Percussion
Irini Arabatzi – Vocals

Vortex Jazz Club
11 Gillett Square
London, N16 8AZ

info + book

March 25th Huw Warren Trio + Mark Lockheart, Nottingham

Celebrating the music from CAM Jazz releases New DAY and EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN

Huw Warren – piano
Mark Lockheart – saxophone
Dudley Phillips – bass
Zoot Warren – drums

Djanogly Theatre
Lakeside Arts Centre
University of Nottingham

info + book

CD’s and Harmony books are still available for sale – please visit the website for more info.

For unavailable back catalogue please visit Bandcamp

Hope to see you out there!
Huw x

New Year – New Newsletter!

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Hi Everyone – Happy New Year and all best wishes for 2020!

Firstly, many thanks to all of you, over the last 12 months, who have supported the music.Whether it is being at a concert (large or small!), buying CDs, downloads, books or lessons; your continuing support makes it possible to keep creating. And of course, big thanks to promoters, broadcasters, journalists and anyone who has generally helped to spread the word!

It has been a brilliant year, with 2 new albums released on CAM Jazz, and a whole host of new and continuing collaborations. 2020 is going to be just as productive, and it starts with a special half price offer on my  solo piano record Nocturnes and Visions. It will be available directly from me or via Bandcamp for just £5 plus P+P during the whole of January.

“soaring and elegant melodies borne aloft by rhapsodic textures”
“an intimate, very special experience”
 Mike Collins London Jazz News

“A wonderfully inventive and imaginative solo piano album. Beautifully crafted and played” Jason Rebello

Everything in Between with Dudley Phillips and Zoot Warren is also available directly from my website,
as is New Day the live duo with Mark Lockheart. Both at £10 plus P+P Email here

Warren’s mastery has never been more completely and more imaginatively demonstrated. Everything In Between has “gentle modern classic” written all over it.  Brian Morton

“A beautiful, beguiling and intimate conversation between these two virtuosic and soulful players” RTE

Concerts in January

Starting nice and early in the new year with 2 performances at the Bath Jazz Weekend.

Jan 4th – Bath Jazz Weekend
1.30 pm Iain Ballamy / Huw Warren duo

Widcombe Social Club
Widcombe Hill
Bath BA2 6AA
9.45 pm Huw Warren Trio + Iain Ballamy

Huw Warren piano
Iain Ballamy saxophone
Dudley Phillips bass
Zoot Warren drums

Festival Website

Jan 11th World Jazz Night
Special Project playing the music of Dhafer Youssef

Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor, Gwynedd

Huw Warren piano
Maria Lamburn bass clarinet
Steve Berry bass
Zoot Warren drums
tickets and info

Jan 22nd Mark Lockheart/Huw Warren Quartet
Playing music from Everything in Between and New Day

Fringe Jazz, Bristol

Mark Lockheart saxophone
Huw Warren piano
bass tbc
Zoot Warren drums

tickets and info

Jan 24th Iain Ballamy’s IBQT
The Lighthouse Poole

Iain Ballamy – saxophones
Huw Warren – piano
Percy Pursglove – trumpet & double bass
Mark Whitlam – drums

tickets and info

Jan 25th Quercus
RWCMD Cardiff

June Tabor Voice
Huw Warren Piano
Iain Ballamy Saxophone

tickets and info

Highlights for Feb include a piano duo with Jason Rebello (8th) in Cardiff, Quercus at Warwick Arts Centre on Feb 16th, trio with Norma Winstone and John Parricelli at the Vortex and a major tour of the midlands with Iain Ballamy’s IBQT.

All details on www.huwwarren.co.uk

See you out there 🙂

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Autumn News and October Concerts

Really excited to share news of upcoming gigs and projects!

Weds October 2nd Quercus
St Georges Bristol

June Tabor voice
Iain Ballamy saxophone
Huw Warren piano

info and book

Friday October 11th Quercus
Kings Place  London

June Tabor voice
Iain Ballamy saxophone
Huw Warren piano

info and book

Weds October 16th Huw Warren Trio
Jack Lyons Concert Hall York

Huw Warren piano
Dudley Phillips bass
Zoot Warren drums

info and book

Friday October 18th World Jazz Night
Blue Sky Cafe, Bangor

Huw Warren piano
Percy Pursglove bass
Zoot Warren drums

info and book

Saturday October 19th Adewale/Malta/Warren
Witshire Music Centre Bradford on Avon

A special world premiere of a new collaboration with Brazilian Percussionist Adriano Adewale and Brazilian saxophone star Carlos Malta

info and book

Monday October 21st Sue Rynhart + Huw Warren
The Whiskey Jar Manchester

Sue Rynhart voice
Huw Warren piano

Friday October 25th Sue Rynhart + Huw Warren
Cork University, Cork Jazz Festival

Sue Rynhart voice
Huw Warren piano

Saturday October 26th NEW DAY CD Launch (Wales)
Cardiff University Concert Hall

Special concert celebrating the launch of a new live duo recording on CAM jazz

Huw Warren piano
Mark Lockheart saxophone

info + book

Friday November 1st CAM Jazz Night double bill
Vortex London
New Day launch (London)

Huw Warren Double bill Duo/Trio

Huw Warren piano
Mark Lockheart saxophone

Huw Warren piano
Conor Chaplin bass
Zoot Warren drums

info and book

Buy or Download solo duo and trio CDs here



 My Harmony Books are available online as PDF….

Exploring Jazz Harmony and Advanced Jazz Harmony are simple and concise harmony guides from first principles and suitable for all instrumentalists composers and arrangers.

Coming up in November are performances with, Iain Ballamy, Laura Jurd, Steve Berry and more!

All details at www.huwwarren.co.uk

Hope to see you out there x

New single with Sue Rynhart

Irish singer Sue Rynhart has just released We are on Time(Flower Seeds)  recorded a few months back at Fieldgate Studios in Cardiff.

Come and see us in Manchester (Oct 21st) Cork (October 25th) and London Jazz Festival (November 22nd). All details here

Back Catalog on Bandcamp!

Spending the next week celebrating a different track from my early recordings….Most of these are now only available on Bandcamp.

Will add all the info below, including links to listen etc!

#1 Earthing Up from A Barrel Organ Far from Home

This is the opening track from A Barrel Organ Far from Home (originally released by Babel in 1997)and features Steve Buckley(bass clarinet) Mark Lockheart (soprano sax) Sonia Slany (violin) Maria Lamburn(viola) Ben Davis (cello) Dudley Phillips(bass) and Steve Argüelles (drums)

This was originally written for a project with violinist Andrew Manse – I wanted to use some melodic strands from a 17th century book of “Division” violin pieces, but managed to misread the tuning instructions, so the whole thing sounds a little more contemporary! Creative mistakes etc etc

Feel free to check out the 7 albums on my bandcamp page or subscribe for £25 to get all the music (and new music to be added) as well as a bunch of exclusive tracks….

https://huwwarren.bandcamp.com/track/earthing-up

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#2 Salvador’s from Perfect Houseplants

Mark Lockheart Dudley Phillips Martin France
My attempt at combining Cafe music and Wagner was a dedication for Salvador Dali 🙂 Still  very fond of the vibe of this piece all these years later!

Released on Ah-Um in 1993

https://huwwarren.bandcamp.com/track/salvadors

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#3 Teares from Infinite Riches in a Little Room

This is the original recording of this from my 2002 solo piano album on Babel Infinite Riches in a Little Room.My reworking of Benjamin Britten’s reworking of John Dowland kinda vibe…..It was the centrepiece of a set of fairly abstract variations.The whole album was recorded in a day at Potton Hall in Suffolk, with various overdubs and mix shenanigans with Gerry O’Riordan at Snakeranch Studios later!

https://huwwarren.bandcamp.com/track/teares-after-john-dowland

 #4 Turn to Gold

A track from the recording ‘Pulse’ with the trio of clarinetist#PeteWhyman and drummer Peter Fairclough. This was recorded in 1998, but not released until 2003 on FMR. Listening back, I was experimenting with some more open approaches to composition/improvisation and a LOT of prepared piano !!!

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#5 – Left a Bit
Here’s a track from my 2004 Babel album 100’s of Things a Boy Can Make featuring NY violinist Mark Feldman alongside #PeterHerbert and Martin France. A fairly typically gnarly tune from around this time……The front cover was a scan of the actual book that I owned, and the booklet had brilliant and super detailed hand drawings by #GeeVaucher  As well as the quartet, there were 2 extended pieces for 9 piece band #LostMarbles and #RavishingIndifference

https://huwwarren.bandcamp.com/track/left-a-bit

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 #6 The Art of Hairdressing
From my 2005 Babel collaboration Everything we Love, and More with Austrian bassist extraordinaire Peter Herbert. Essentially an improvised duo project we gradually expanded into preparations on piano and bass, multi layered pieces and some of my compositions. A lot of fun making this record….and another brilliant cover/design from Gee Vaucher
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 #7 Against the Odds
From Nocturnes and Visions, my 2018 solo piano recording. The most recent of my material on bandcamp, and also the first of my albums that was self released on Maizeh Music. You can download or buy the CD from #Bandcamp. New music coming here soon!!
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Remember you can subscribe to my Bandcamp page, and not only get all 7 albums there, but also all new music added and several exclusive subscriber only tracks
Check it out here