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The performers

These world-class musicians perform their highly anticipated debut concert together, creating a fresh take on their specially chosen compositions. They each have recent albums which are enjoying great critical acclaim. This promises to be a very special evening of sublimely beautiful music. 

Shinya Fukumori – drums
Andrew McCormack – piano 

The programme will feature compositions by both musicians. Yokohama Calling are very excited to be facilitating this unique meeting of musical talent and the possibilities it will bring.

“Fukumori is among the most poetic of drummers, his light touch lending only the necessary textures and rhythms: reminiscent of the late, great drummer Paul Motian, a frequent contributor to ECM recordings.”Mark Sullivan, allaboutjazz  

“The words classy and eloquent immediately spring to mind when you listen to pianist Andrew McCormack.”Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise

“McCormack is a brilliant British pianist and composer.” – Giles Peterson, BBC Radio 6 Presenter

“Fukumori is capable of driving proceedings along in a more traditional and swinging manner, but here the emphasis is on a more intimate level, engaging in a deep yet contemplative conversation with his fellow musicians.”Nick Lea, jazzviews 

Yokohama Calling is a UK based operation working with Japanese artists to promote Japanese music and culture outside of Japan. The vision is to bring UK and Japanese artists together - to foster the spirit of collaboration, to create new bonds and make great music.

Tickets £12

Shinya Fukumori is a composer / drummer and ECM recording artist. Shinya is known for his melodic and rhythmic approach with a wide range of dynamics to drum-set playing and unique and sensitive cymbal-work, which creates a very distinctive sound. Shinya's attention to timbre, detail and space is also reflected in the colour-fields of his free-floating ballads.

Shinya Fukumori's recent album on the ECM label "For 2 Akis" has received great critical acclaim internationally. 

Pianist and composer Andrew McCormack has built a diverse international career with many appearances at major festivals and concert halls all over the world. Andrew is a very popular jazz pianist and also has a keen interest in classical composition. Having studied with British composer Mark-Anthony Turnage, he has gone on to receive commissions from various ensembles including the London Symphony Orchestra. 

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton album “The Calling” has received rave reviews from radio DJs, music critics and musicians around the world.