Over the last ten years, Ivo Neame has led ensembles that have performed all over Europe at notable jazz festivals and venues. The music is an exploration of contrast and represents an ongoing quest to house multiple musical styles and influences underone roof.
This varied mix of sonic landscapes springs from a desire to find emotional resonance with audiences in as many ways as possible. The styles of the pieces range from serene, calm and reflective atmospheres to intense, high-octane, polyrhythmic grooves. Improvising is at the heart of the band’s approach to dealing with all of these musical structures, thus ensuring the fresh uniqueness of each performance.
“Because that is what Neame does; writes original, accessible, sometimes beautiful melodic, or truly exciting material for his band, as well being a brilliant piano improviser himself.”