Johnty Wilks

Deep Deep Sax

Venue: South Street (Directions)

Sat 28 Oct, 20:30

Door time: 8.15pm

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Johnty Wilks - Deep Deep Sax 

Johnty Wilks takes you on a journey of ambient, improvised melodic jazz to beautiful backdrop projections. Johnty's soft mellow sax tone, combined with electronics and K Darling on U-bass/programming, bring influences of relaxing nordic jazz, the warmth of Brazil, jazz noir soundscapes and Ibiza chillout to their concerts.
 
Line-up: Johnty Wilks on Alto & Soprano saxes, Synths/Piano/Electronics with K Darling on fretless & U-bass, electronics, plus special guest.
 
Johnty Wilks is a saxophonist, composer and producer of his special brand of relaxing music and spiritual jazz. Influenced by ECM artists, the modal jazz of Miles Davis, the hypnotic chants of Don Cherry’s trumpet, he brings a refreshing approach to the newer boundaries of jazz.
 
“His sound is cool, instantly captivating and reminiscent of Jan Garbarek and the late Paul Desmond. Eyes tightly closed, he improvises freely; richly melodic phrases flow endlessly from his imagination." The Jazzman Blog 
 
"Johnty holds his audience spellbound, a tour-de-force performance of free flowing improvisation.” Alternative Reading
 
"His music is beautiful" - Lucinda Drayton from Bliss

Why not come to both concerts "Johnty Wilks” and the earlier "Sax in the City" for a full evening of saxophone bliss!
Discounted tickets are available when you book for both concerts.

There are plenty of restaurants and cafes within a 5-minute walk so why not arrive earlier for the first "Sax in the City” concert starting at 6.15pm, venture out in the 1 hour break at 7.30pm and enjoy some food before coming back for the concert featuring Saxophonist Johnty Wilks starting at 8.30pm
Sax in the City details here

Deep Deep Peace  
Blissful Moments  
Johnty Wilks Facebook 

Ticket information

£19 in advance, £22 on the door
Combo tickets (with Sax in the City): £27 in advance, £32 on the door

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Venue info

South Street

21 South Street, Reading, RG1 4QU

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Contact: Box Office: 0118 960 6060; Administration: 0118 937 3456

Box office is open at South Street Arts Centre on performance days one hour before the show (subject to availability)

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