Monday 27 September 2021, 7.30pm
Charlotte Keeffe’s unique approach and passion for free improvisation, jazz and experimental music making sees her performing regularly as a soloist and as part of a variety of different ensembles, including her own Quartet. (The) Charlotte Keeffe Quartet performed a sellout performance at Lancaster Jazz Festival in 2019 and their live recording from Jazz in the Round has been featured on radio shows around the world. Her Quartet for this show will be Otto Willberg on double bass, Ben Handysides on drums, Moss Freed (Let Spin) on guitar and herself on trumpet and flugelhorn; they explore merging together Charlotte’s more composed music with freely improvising. (The) Charlotte Keeffe Quartet are currently touring the U.K celebrating the release of Charlotte’s debut album, Right Here, Right Now, (Discus Music). Right Here, Right Now features a selection of Charlotte’s improvised works for solo, duo, quartet and large ensembles.
‘Fresh on the scene, trumpeter Charlotte Keeffe is a whirlwind of extended techniques and tactile puzzles, removing the mouthpiece to elicit a windy howl, using her left hand as a mute in the bell of the horn and revelling in restless possibilities.’ - Daniel Spicer, JAZZWISE MAGAZINE
‘...Charlotte Keeffe’s blood-red, rasping flugelhorn and trumpet blew breathy cadences and messages as if her lungs were burning with an electricity all of her own.’ - Chris Searle, MORNING STAR