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John Jasnoch & Charlie Collins – 17 July 2013

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John Jasnoch & Charlie Collins - photo by Farooq Raja

John Jasnoch & Charlie Collins – photo by Farooq Raja

 

 

Ahead of their upcoming release on the Spanish Makrame Records label, we present two of Sheffield’s finest improvisers, . Regular name-in-the-hat jam session precedes and follows their duo set.

John Jasnoch

Began life in 1953 in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames Estuary. The compost heap of the Garden of England. After interest in instrumental music of Bert Weedon and then The Shadows, began listening to Blues artisits. Acquired Dobro resonator guitar. As a a result of working as lab technician in same lab as Bluegrass banjo player, was persuaded to play Dobro in Bluegrass band – lap style. Moved to Sheffield in 1979, became involved with Sheffield Free Music Group. Joined Bass Tone Trap. Many improvised music performances with ad hoc groups. Played Derek Bailey’s Company Week in 1988. Became firmly embedded in Sheffield’s incrediblely fertile and creative improvised art music community and remain so to this day.

Charlie Collins

Born and raised in Sheffield UK, Charlie is a product of the city’s rich improvising tradition. Since 2007 he has played regularly with altoist Sonny Simmons, collaborated with theremin player Beatrix Ward-Fernandez and worked with free-folk collective The Hunter Gracchus. He has also toured with Ted Daniel and Michael Marcus in their Duology project and performed with Rob Brown and Daniel Levin.
He is one of a handful of musicians to have played both Derek Bailey’s Company Week and Top of the Pops (with Moloko).

Who
John Jasnoch & Charlie Collins
When
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
8:30pm - All Ages
Where
1 Mowbray Street
Sheffield S3 8EN
Other Info
Ahead of their upcoming release on the Spanish Makrame Records label, we present two of Sheffield's finest improvisers, John Jasnoch and Charlie Collins. Regular name-in-the-hat jam session precedes and follows their duo set.

John Jasnoch

Began life in 1953 in Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey in the Thames Estuary. The compost heap of the Garden of England. After interest in instrumental music of Bert Weedon and then The Shadows, began listening to Blues artisits. Acquired Dobro resonator guitar. As a a result of working as lab technician in same lab as Bluegrass banjo player, was persuaded to play Dobro in Bluegrass band – lap style. Moved to Sheffield in 1979, became involved with Sheffield Free Music Group. Joined Bass Tone Trap. Many improvised music performances with ad hoc groups. Played Derek Bailey’s Company Week in 1988. Became firmly embedded in Sheffield’s incrediblely fertile and creative improvised art music community and remain so to this day.

Charlie Collins

Born and raised in Sheffield UK, Charlie is a product of the city’s rich improvising tradition. Since 2007 he has played regularly with altoist Sonny Simmons, collaborated with theremin player Beatrix Ward-Fernandez and worked with free-folk collective The Hunter Gracchus. He has also toured with Ted Daniel and Michael Marcus in their Duology project and performed with Rob Brown and Daniel Levin.
He is one of a handful of musicians to have played both Derek Bailey’s Company Week and Top of the Pops (with Moloko).
  

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