Tori Freestone Trio
Wednesday 10 July 2019 8.30pm Churston Golf Club
Tori Freestone is a British saxophonist, flautist and violinist who performs at the forefront of the UK improvised music scene as both a sidewomen and highly regarded bandleader.
Freestone is known for her robust tenor sound, melodic invention as well as an ability to amalgamate into a variety of styles and musical contexts while maintaining her highly personal and distinct voice. As a composer Freestone’s writing balances wit with playfulness while exploring new ways to blur the lines between the written and improvised.
She leads her own trio and their debut album ‘In the Chophouse’ (2014) and second album ‘El Barranco’ (2016) both attracted wide acclaim in the UK and abroad. Tori composed a commission for the trio for the 2014 EFG London Jazz Festival which was performed at the QEH supporting Henri Texier. In 2017 she was shortlisted for the Arts Foundation Award for Jazz Composition and the Parliamentary Jazz Awards for Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year. She was commissioned to write for a dectet, ‘Interchange’, which had it’s premiere in 2017 at the Scarborough Jazz Festival. The trio’s new album El Mar De Nubes will be released shortly.