LS6 Jazz - Jonathan Silk's Forj
LS6 Jazz - Forj
For this instalment of the LS6 Jazz Night we welcome Forj, a band led by drummer Jonathan Silk, featuring the some of the finest musicians on the UK's jazz scene!
8pm start, followed by a jam later in the evening.
Free Entry as usual, but donations to the band are encouraged. This is one you don't want to miss!
'Forj is an exciting new quartet led by drummer Jonathan Silk, featuring the critically acclaimed and long time friend and collaborator, Nick Jurd on double bass alongside the incredible musicianship of two of London’s finest improvisers, Joe Wright and Josh Arcoleo on tenor saxophones. This band promises high octane grooves and expansive improvisation across a whole series of original compositions.
Forj attempt to bridge the gap between chaos and purpose. With original compositions as a framework, the band move to reshape what the music is at every outing. With improvisation at the heart of the ensemble, every performance is a new experience.
Performing a rocky, but subtle, set of intricate grooves and diverse melodies, inspired by the exploratory improvisations of Jim Black, Ornette Coleman and Chris Lightcap, Forj blur the lines between composition and improvisation in a highly interactive manner in this exciting chordless ensemble.'
“a wild, muscular delight.” - London Jazz News
“it was a joy to hear the interaction between Wright and Arcoleo” - Tony Dudley-Evans
Joe Wright - Tenor saxophone
Josh Arcoleo - Tenor saxophone
Nick Jurd - Double Bass
Jonathan Silk - Drums