MERCURIAL DOWNES

MERCURIAL DOWNES

The CD Golden by the Kit Downes Trio (reviewed JJ December 2009) has been nominated for the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2010. The band will appear at the awards show on Tuesday 7 September when the winner of the £20,000 prize will be announced. The prize organisers undertake to celebrate 'recorded music of all genres by British or Irish artists' and say 'the music on the album is the only thing taken into account'. However, Golden is the sole jazz representation among nominations dominated by top-selling pop and featuring no classical music (unless one counts Downes's affection for the 20th century repertoire). Information on the qualifications of the nominating panel was not readily available at press time.
 
To check out the trio's musical quality, try one of its September gigs: Fasching, Stockholm (8), Komedia, Brighton (10), King's Place, London (11), Limerick Jazz, Ireland (22), Solstice Arts Centre, Navan, Ireland (24), Belfast Jazz & JJS (25) and Dublin (26). More details from bashomusic@btinternet.com or +44 (0)20 7724 2389.

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Kit Downes - Golden handshake?


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