The celebrated Kairos 4Tet, led by Trinity Laban alumnus Adam Waldmann, performed in London last Saturday 17th November as part of the London Jazz Festival. The London gig forms part of their Autumn/Winter 2012 UK tour, which will then move to Birmingham for a set at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts on December 7.
The Kairos 4Tet is an up-and-coming jazz quartet whose music provides a "captivating blend of melodic beauty and pin sharp improvising" (London Jazz Festival). Their debut albumKairos Momentwon significant critical acclaim on its release in 2010, catapulting them into the international jazz scene.
Headed by saxophonist Adam Waldmann, who graduated from Trinity Laban in 2006 with the accolade of "Outstanding Student" from the Jazz Department, the quartet (or "4Tet") also features Ivo Neame (piano), Jasper Høiby (bass) and Jon Scott (drums). In 2011 they won the MOBO Award for 'Best Jazz Act' and their second albumStatement of Intentmade it to #2 in MOJO Magazine's Albums of the Year.
Adam has been described by the BBC as a "powerful new voice in British jazz", and by Time Out as "a young master in the making". Of his time at Trinity Laban he says the following:
"Studying at Trinity Laban offered me a great chance to study under some of the country's most highly regarded educators and musicians. Trinity Laban's Jazz Department provided me with some invaluable tools, encouragement and knowledge that I will always be grateful for."
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