The Double Clarinet Quintet aims to explore the artistry of the modern jazz quintet while still rooted deeply in the traditions of the jazz clarinet predecessors. Inspired by the development of the instrument throughout the historic timeline of jazz, the quintet combines the dark clarinet timbres with piano, bass and drums. The ensemble was originally formed in Birmingham by Samantha Wright with fellow side-woman Alicia Gardener-Trejo (Bass Clarinet/ Baritone Saxophone) following sessions of duo playing and free-improvising.
Audiences can expect to hear expressive, detailed and virtuosic performances of traditional and original repertoire, as well as the exploration of stylistic fusions with a contemporary approach.
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