Nikki Iles, Mike Walker, RNCM Big Band (RNCM Theatre, 30 June) – London Jazz News

Manchester is in for a true summer treat at the end of June, when the Royal Northern College of Music Big Band performs with pianist and composer Nikki Iles and guitarist Mike Walkergiving jazz lovers the chance to hear what Steve Berry describes as Iles’s “sumptuous arrangements”. Feature by Martin Chilton Nikki Iles, Ronnie Scott’s, … Read more

MIUAWGA (Make It Up As We Go Along) Ensemble, Dir. Laura Jurd, RNCM, 1 April 2022 – London Jazz News

Bassist/composer Steve Berry has strong views about improvisation – “a core skill and human right that no musician should be denied” – and his new project at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) in Manchester does exactly what it says on the tin. Berry was a founder member of Loose Tubes. Now an influential … Read more