Tony Woods Project
Entry Requirements: All welcome
Photocredit: Robert Goodhew
Formed in the mid-90s, the Tony Woods Project has recorded four highly-acclaimed albums of original folk/jazz/rock/world-inspired compositions: High Seas (1997), Lowlands (2004), Wind Shadows (2009) and Hidden Fires (2017).
Whilst happily shifting gear between jigs and reels, Balkan dances, atmospheric ballads and ambient electronics, Tony Woods' jazz connections also play their part in his compositions, where Latin, African, funk and rock grooves come to the fore. The emphasis, both in the compositions and the improvisations, is always on lyrical melody.
The highly distinctive sound of this long-standing band, comes courtesy of Rob Millett’s glowing, Gary Burton-esque vibraphone, Mike Outram’s superlative, angular chord work, Andy Hamill's rock-steady bass, Milo Fell's percussive prowess, as well as the leader’s inimitable, virtuosic and expressive musical story-telling on saxophones, alto clarinet, wood flute and whistle.
The Tony Woods Project will feature music from the latest album, as well as new tunes from the next and some of their well-loved favourites.
★★★★ (the Guardian) ★★★★ (Jazzwise) ★★★★ (The Jazzmann) ★★★★ (Jazz Journal)
"Emotional and warmly personal music" (the Guardian) “powerful and affecting music." (Chris Parker) “Combines a jazz edge with the melodic zest of folk…delightful.” (BBC Radio 3) “colourful, evocative music from one of the most distinctive groups on the UK Jazz scene.” (The JazzMann) “Definitely jazz for the 21st century” (Jazz Journal) “Woods is phenomenal” (BBC Music Magazine) “European sensibility and American grooves united.” (JazzUK)
Doors open at 7pm, music starts at 8pm. Please book a ticket in advance.
VENUE: MAAD (fka Karamel), 4 Coburg Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UJ
The premises has a fresh air ventilation system installed throughout the restaurant and theatre. Menu is available at maad.co