A HOLOGRAM MAZE
We’re thrilled to be hosting A Hologram Maze: a small ensemble performing the original music of UK-based pianist, David Austin Grey, who will be joined by four of Birmingham’s finest improvisers, some of whom are no stranger to appearing on the NQ Jazz stage.
Pieced together over the past two years, a “large chunk” of David’s new material was written during the UK’s various lockdowns and was “born out of the idea of turning a lot of [his] personal troubles, thoughts, emotions and anxieties into something positive and finding a way to express them musically.” The results are unsurprisingly reflective, rich yet subtly refined, energetic explorations tempered by twinkling moments of tenderness, the listener swept along on a tide of understatedly elegant sincerity from the start of each song to its finish.
David Austin Grey // piano
Xhosa Cole // tenor saxophone