David Mowat’s love for free improvisation goes back to freeform jazz with saxophonist Mick Beck in 1980s Sheffield. Now he works with contemporary dancer Judith Jarvis programmes music at Saint Stephen’s Church in Bristol centre, plays with Simon Leach in ‘Chai For Two’ -middle eastern, klezmer and jazz- and runs the Mowat Farnon Quintet, a modern jazz ensemble.
THE BRISTOL ECOSHOW www.ecoshow.org.uk
CHAI FOR TWO ENSEMBLE www.myspace.com/chai4two
THE MOWAT FARNON QUINTET www.myspace.com/themowatfarnonquintet
“This is music for grown ups and it’s really really good. It’s a glorious collection of sultry laid back jazz. Alison Farnon’s vocals are warm rich cultured and sublime. David Mowat’s crystal clear trumpet playing is a perfect foil for her. Their songs are about love and life. The lyrics disarmingly simple but thought provoking”. 8/10 Rob Stokes Bristol Evening Post
LUNCHTIME LIVE and RECONCILIATION LABORATORY www.saint-stephens.com