An Evening of Jazz with John Butcher and Dominic Lash

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Saturday 23rd November 2019, 6pm at the very charming St Michael's Church in Tidcombe.
John Butcher and Dominic Lash
An evening of site-specific improvised jazz from two towering masters.  It is an enormous privilege and a real thrill to be able to announce John Butcher and Dominic Lash will be playing at St Michael's this season. These two musicians are globally renowned practitioners of their art, exploring the outer edges of contemporary music.

This promises to be one of the most challenging and exciting concerts we've ever held at St Michael's.

John Butcher (saxophones) and Dominic Lash (double bass) play improvised music that covers a huge sonic and emotional range and responds directly to the circumstances of each performance - from the acoustic conditions to much more intangible factors. No doubt they will find moving and powerful musical ways of expressing the 'God-hauntedness' of St Michael's.
John Butcher is one of the most accomplished and respected musicians at work in improvised music today. His music ranges through improvisation, his own compositions, multitracked pieces and explorations with feedback and unusual acoustics. The hugely well received “Resonant Spaces” is a collection of site-specific performances recorded during a tour of unusual locations in Scotland and the Orkney Islands. Time Out New York has written that he "is without question the most jaw-dropping technician we’ve ever heard wielding a tenor... What makes him so compelling, though, is the taste and poetry behind everything he does."
Dominic Lash's work encompasses improvisation and various forms of composition, and covers a wide range from the drones of Éliane Radigue and Tony Conrad, via complex compositions, to free jazz with musicians such as Pat Thomas and Joe Morris. The Newcastle Journal has written of his "endless efforts to veer left of every known note or chord". (I can't resist adding that Dominic is the son of eminent Cambridge theologian, Nicholas Lash!)
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Tickets are £15 each (£5 for children)
For details and ticket reservations contact:
Colin at
Tel: 01264 731386