Ivo Neame : Coming Up For Air


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

For this concert and live album recording, pianist Ivo Neame performs a mixture of his own compositions and some arrangements of music by musicians as diverse as David Bowie, Herbert Howells and Ernesto Grenet.

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!

Ivo Neame is an award-winning pianist and composer. In addition to leading his own bands, he 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.

This event has no interval.

This is the first concert with a live audience at Turner Sims since the building was temporarily closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Booking for this event is open to UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ONLY.

If you are a University of Southampton student or teacher, you can book here online and our booking system will automatically ensure social distancing.

If you are not a University of Southampton student or teacher and you would love to experience this concert, join us here on Monday 2 November at 1pm when we will broadcast the recording. Viewing is FREE

  • Upon arrival at Turner Sims, please use the entrance door on the far left-hand side of the foyer (looking at the venue from the gardens)
  • Face coverings must be worn at all times inside the venue, unless you are medically exempt
  • Please sanitise your hands upon arrival
  • Please keep socially distanced from others throughout your visit

We look forward to welcoming you!