Two of Scotland’s greatest jazz artists, saxophonist Tommy Smith and pianist Brian Kellock, team up to bring to Cornwall and the Poly a beautiful and imaginative acoustic jazz duo on saxophone and the lovely Poly grand piano. The press describes their groove as ‘bewitching layers of delicacy’, “full flight, spontaneous invention’ and ‘sheer artistry’.
Tommy Smith is a leading light in European jazz, first and foremost as one of the finest saxophonists of his generation, and latterly as the founder and current director of The Scottish National Jazz Orchestra (SNJO). These career-defining achievements are framed by his status as an international recording artist; a composer and arranger of extraordinary ambition; and not least, as a jazz educator.
Brian Kellock is widely regarded as one of the UK’s finest jazz pianists. Stylistically, he aligns himself with iconic figures such as Oscar Peterson or Monty Alexander, but he is a player who is equally at home in mainstream and contemporary jazz styles. He has established himself as one of the top piano players on the UK jazz scene.
In advance: £10 (adults), £8 (students and children under 16)
On the door: £12
+ £1 Poly Fund on all tickets