Music Spoken Here presents… Tom Ford
Thursday 29 September 2022
8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
£10 in advance £12 on the door
Birmingham’s own Berklee alumni Tom Ford fuses elements of jazz, neo-soul, Latin and hip-hop with his band packed full of emerging UK talent
About this event
Following performances at Ronnie Scott’s last year, Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul Festival and the release of his debut album The Tennis Champions in March, Tom brings his band to Worcester for a night of innovative, diverse and provocative music.
Tom Ford majored in Jazz Composition and Performance at Berklee College of Music. He has worked across the spectrum with the likes of The Jonathon Silk Big Band, Chris Dave & The Drumhedz and British soul / jazz / hip-hop band Trope to name a few. He is no stranger to playing the UK’s top jazz venues (Ronnie Scott’s, 606 Club and Pizza Express) and jazz festivals (Cheltenham, Glasgow, Mostly Jazz Funk & Soul). Tom is endorsed by JJ Guitars.
The rhythm section features Nathan Shingler (Young Drummer of the Year 2019) just off the back of playing with Alfa Mist at the O2 Academy in Brixton and Daisy George on bass. Daisy has been busy in the London jazz scene for several years working with artists such as Poppy Ajudha and Jas Kayser. She showcased her solo project at Ronnie Scott’s earlier this year.
The lineup is completed by composer and multi-instrumentalist Parthenope Wald-Harding on sax. Hailing from Leeds, Parthenope is a classically trained violinist and folk-fiddler as well as a creative saxophonist. Meanwhile Simon JNR (also from Birmingham) steps up to the mic with his energetic stage presence and slick, witty, rhythmic raps.