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Blaze Concert featuring new music from Iain Ballamy

by Administrator 20. September 2011 15:26


Saxophonist Edward Leaker will be performing with his ground breaking classical crossover group ‘Blaze’ at The Bishops Palace, Wells on 16th October 2011. The group, consisting of soprano saxophone and string quartet, draws influences from classical, popular, jazz and world music and has been hailed by the media as “..serene and instantly appealing.”

The group have recently been awarded funding from ‘PRS for Music Foundation’ to commission a new piece by internationally acclaimed composer and saxophonist Iain Ballamy. The new piece will receive its world premiere at the concert and will be the first date in a national tour.

'Blaze' features the following young professional musicians, all music college graduates and respected performers in their own right:
Edward Leaker - Saxophones
Lucy-Anne Allen - Violin
Naomi Rump - Violin
Iona Hassan - Viola
Alison Gillies - Cello

This will be an exciting concert featuring the saxophone in a unique setting. Please come along and support quality live music.

"Blaze blurs the boundaries between classical and jazz sensibilities to create genuinely contemporary music...”
(Quote from Iain Ballamy)

Tickets are priced at £12 adults / £10 concessions and are available in advance from:
Edward Leaker on 07773 350973 OR visit to buy online.