kit downes

Enemy

CBSO Centre, Birmingham UK 15-10-2016 Review and photographs by John Watson When you see the names Kit Downes, Petter Eldh and James Maddren in the publicity for a new trio, you just know this will be a band that cannot fail…. Read More ›

Julian Argüelles’ Tetra

The Spotted Dog, Birmingham UK 27-10-2015 This was the second date of saxophonist Julian Argüelles‘ current UK tour leading his young band, and was a real treat, not only for the packed audience but for the regular Tuesday night sessions at… Read More ›

Julian Argüelles – Tetra

(Whirlwind Recordings) Tetra is both the name of the album and of this working quartet which has seen Midlands-born saxophonist Julian Argüelles (he cut his teeth with Walsall Jazz Orchestra) enlist musicians from a younger generation: Kit Downes on piano,… Read More ›

Kit Downes – Tricko

(Coup Perdu – available on CD and LP) Tricko is the British pianist Kit Downes’ duo project with cellist Lucy Railton. They play pieces written specially for this project by Kit. Downes may be best known in the jazz and… Read More ›

Südtirol Jazz Festival

Various venues 26-06-2015 to 01-07-2015 The Südtirol Jazz Festival is based in that part of northern Italy that is right up near the Austrian border in the Dolomite mountains in some of the most stunning scenery in Europe, and is probably the festival in… Read More ›

Troyka – Ornithophobia

(Naim naimcd210) This is the third album from the trio of Chris Montague on guitar, Joshua Blackmore on drums and Kit Downes on keyboards. The band treated the Birmingham audience of the bigger Troyk-estra to a preview back in November. All… Read More ›

Troyk-estra

CBSO Centre, Birmingham UK 08-11-2014 “It’s great to be the support act for our own gig,” said guitarist Chris Montague as he, drummer Josh Blackmore and keyboardist Kit Downes took the stage for a Troyka first half. With a multitude… Read More ›