E17 Virtual Jazz Club provides a platform for artists to curate an evening of music from their homes via Zoom. The next gig in our series will feature saxophonist Josephine Davies. Josephine is the winner of the Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year category at the 2019 Parliamentary and jazz awards, and is one of the most exciting players on the current scene. She leads her own band Satori with Dave Whitford and James Maddren. For tonight's gig she'll be performing with Ben Somers. This new musical partnership is a fortuitous outcome of Josephine and Ben moving in together for lockdown and motivating each other to write new music for saxophone and bass. With the exception of a couple of pieces from Josephine’s trio ‘Satori’, everything played in today’s performance has been written during the last 3 months and is reflective not just of their various musical influences but also of their changing moods throughout a strange but often highly creative period.
"A truly gifted and imaginative saxophonist" (All About Jazz)