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Podcast: Interview with Nikki Iles – the band , the tour, the recording…

Nikki Iles Podcast by Nikki Iles, LondonJazz

Pianist/ composer/ educator and national treasure Nikki Iles talks about her band, the Printmakers sextet and her 50th birthday UK tour with them, and a forthcoming recording which the band will make in Ambleside in Cumbria the autumn. She talks about the ethos of the band and the other musicians involved: Norma Winstone, Mark Lockheart, Mike Walker, Steve Watts and James Maddren.

The dates are:

MAY:

Thu 2nd, 8.00pm – The Friends Provident Club, Dorking
Sat 4th, 7.30pm – The Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Thu 9th, 8.00pm – The Bonnington Theatre. Nottingham
Fri 10th, 8.00pm – The Welsh College of Music and Drama
Wed 15th, 8.00pm – Pizza Express, Dean Street, London
Fri 17th, 8.00pm – Sheffield Jazz
Thu 30th, 8.00pm – 7 Arts, Leeds
Fri 31st, 8.00pm – The Mac, Birmingham

JUNE:

Wed 5th, 8.00pm – Pizza Express, Dean Street, London

Musical excerpts are:

The Hat from Mirrors (Edition) at 05:06
The Glide from Hush (Basho) at 08:47

Tour Dates and biography at nikkiiles.co.uk. The Printmakers tour is supported by Arts Council England via Jazz Services. We reviewed an early gig in October 2009 

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