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Note: this show is not at our usual venue, it is at Mad Hatters cafe (in the basement), 35 Montpelier Road, Brighton BN1 3BA

Armorel Weston: voice
Kay Grant: voice
Jim Dvorak: trumpet
Guillaume Viltard: double bass

Armorel Weston began singing in London jazz clubs in the ’60s and went on to play an integral part in its burgeoning free jazz scene (it was her that founded the Little Theatre Club that became the hub for the Spontaneous Music Ensemble and many other improvisers). After a long break from music she formed the group The Children with John Gibbens, and recorded seven albums with them, and is now exploring improvisation again with Lalulla.

Brooklyn-born Kay Grant is a renowned vocalist and free improviser. She has traversed many paths as a musician – playing in bands across Europe, experimenting with tape and electronics – but it is as an adventurous voice artist that she is best known, collaborating with musicians such as Alex Ward, Hannah Marshall, Steve Noble, Gail Brand and (the late great) Lol Coxhill.

Trumpet player Jim Dvorak, also from Brooklyn, has worked with a vast array of musicians from the late ’60s onwards, including Keith Tippett, Chris MacGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath and Maggie Nichols, and has also worked extensively in the theatre and dance world.

Guillaume Viltard moved to London from France in late 2007, and has worked with many of the UK’s best improvisers since, forming strong associations with the circle of musicians centred on Eddie Prevost’s experimental workshop, and becoming a mainstay of the London Improvisers Orchestra.


I’m Dr Buoyant and Ron Caines

I’m Dr Buoyant provides a mesmeric and subtle accompaniment for Ron Caines’ lyrical and melodic saxophone improvisations, using live treated loops of his own playing. Following the release of their download EP “Processes of Uncertainty” on the Spirit of Gravity netlabel in September 2014, the duo are now promoting their new 7″ vinyl single Biography of an Exile.


The Wildcard Quartet