Free Online Event: Ivo Neame | Coming Up For Air


Presented by the University of Southampton Music Department in association with Turner Sims Southampton

Filmed live at Turner Sims in front of a socially distanced audience, join us online for this concert and live album recording with award-winning pianist and composer Ivo Neame.

Ivo performs a mixture of his own compositions and some arrangements of music by musicians as diverse as David Bowie, Duke Ellington and Bill Frisell.

Ivo writes: The idea is to keep it acoustic and to commit to improvising. The importance of improvisation stems from the need for us musicians to approach musical performance with a playful spirit; this approach also binds the performer and the audience to a uniquely particular moment in time. The eternal hunt for this musical gold dust continues!

In addition to leading his own bands, Ivo Neame is a vital cog in several of European jazz’s most forward-looking groups including Phronesis and the Marius Neset Quintet. He regularly performs at jazz festivals worldwide, collaborating with ensembles as diverse as the Frankfurt Radio Big Band and the London Sinfonietta.

The broadcast will be available to view until 9am on Wednesday 4 November