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Attenborough Arts Centre, Leicester

Kate Williams Quartet featuring Mike Outram

Fri 1st Dec | 8:00pm

Kate Williams - piano; Mike Outram - guitar; Dave Whitford - bass; David Ingamells - drums

The quartet will pay tribute to pianist Bill Evans and guitarist Emily Remler. Both were also prolific composers so this evening's performance will include some of their original tunes as well as some of their unique takes on well-known standards. The programme will also include tunes by Antonio Carlos Jobim as well as some originals by Kate.

Pianist/composer Kate Williams has gained a reputation as both a distinctive writer and performer.

She has released several CDs, each one to critical acclaim, including Made Up and Atlas And Vulcana (with her septet) and Smoke And Mirrors (with tenor legend, the late Bobby Wellins).  

In 2016 she formed Four Plus Three, an ensemble featuring her trio with string quartet. The following year, they performed at the 606 with special guest John Williams (Kate's father) on guitar. John also features on Kate's album with vocalist Georgia Mancio: Finding Home: Kate Williams' Four Plus Three Meets Georgia Mancio. It won album of the year at the 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

"...crisp, incisive and totally at one with the rhythmic ebb and flow."  

"Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that's all her own"  
The Observer ****  

Guitarist Mike Outram has toured internationally and recorded with Carleen Anderson, Mike Farris, Laurence Cottle, Hamish Stuart, Tim Garland, Theo Travis, Steven Wilson, Nikki Iles, and Laura Rossi. He is Guitar Professor at The Royal Academy, Trinity Laban & The Guildhall, London, and leads an online community of over 700 guitarists at

The Guardian


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