Saturday 1 July, 7.30 pm
Mike Walker is a world-class guitarist and has been described as one of the greatest joys of British jazz with an astonishing range of colour, "leading the listener anywhere, and with an ability to play on the border of silence as well as with a burning energy".
Iain Dixon is one of the most highly respected musicians working today, equally accomplished on the saxophone and the clarinet and with a formidable reputation in the world of jazz. He and Les Chisnall also have a duo playing classical music for clarinet and piano, and Les's performances as a jazz pianist have drawn attention to his strongly individual ear for melody and harmony.
Clockmakers' programme recognizes no boundaries between the different musical genres, and the fact that Messiaen, Finzi, Walton, Gwilym Simcock and Mike Walker's own compositions can be heard alongside each other is something to be celebrated.
"Mike Walker's solos are brilliant but so too is his writing" London Evening Standard
"Mike Walker is one of the most powerful jazz guitarists in Europe" John Fordham, Guardian