Accompanied Under 16s Free
'In the PINSKI ZOO Lab' - Jan Kopinski and Steve Iliffe examine the many forms of musical life emerging from Pinski Zoo, their hybrid jazz outfit.
An experiment of soaring free funk energy and freewheeling jazz fuelled by twin bass and drums, which also glides into haunting piano/sax/viola duos and trios. The concert includes versions of Jan’s commissioned recordings including Ghost Music, which featured in the opening season of Jazz Steps at the Bonington Theatre 20 years ago; Mirrors, a dreamscape of Poland; and Earth, a classic soviet silent film soundtrack performed by a sextet version of Pinski Zoo inmates with added viola.
Jan Kopinski (tenor/soprano/alto saxes) Steve Iliffe (keyboards/piano) Karl Bingham (bass) Stefan Kopinski (bass) Pat Illingworth (drums) special guest Janina Kopinska (viola)
“One of the UK’s instantly identifiable saxophonists” – Jazzwise