Tone presents Seb Rochford & Kit Downes

Norwich Lanes

Seb Rochford and Kit Downes present their latest collaboration, featuring work from their new album, A Short Diary.

Seb Rochford is a celebrated bandleader, drummer and percussionist. He studied at the Newcastle College of Music and originally started performing with a punk band in Aberdeen.

He then became the leader of the experimental jazz band Polar Bear whose albums Held on the Tips of Fingers and In Each and Every One were nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2005 and 2014. He has also drummed for several groups like Sons of Kemet and Bojan Zulfikarpasic’s Tetraband, and worked with artists like Andy Sheppard, Joana MacGregor and Herbie Hancock.

Kit Downes is widely regarded as one of the UK`s outstanding jazz artists. His accolades include the BBC Jazz Award and a nomination for the Mercury Prize. His new trio album Vermillion has just been released on ECM Records. His music offers a unique range of sounds and colours and shows him as an improviser of subtle sensibilities.