Scots Surman

John Surman is to write two chamber jazz cameos which will be performed by the kilt-clad Scottish wind ensemble Brass Jaw at the Law Society in London on 1 December. The occasion is the presentation by BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) of the 2009 British Composer Awards. Surman's commission is designed to highlight the new category for Contemporary Jazz Composition in the awards. More from www.britishcomposerawards.com.

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John Surman appears with John Abercrombie, Drew Gress, Jack DeJohnette & Karin Krog at QEH on 18 November as part of the London Jazz Festival.