Duo bringing jazz to the villages

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A saxaphone and piano duo are bringing their ”Jazz in the Village” tour to Saint Ninian’s Hall on the Isle Of Whithorn on Saturday 16th April.

Ian and Dominic Spencer have been playing together for a number of years playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and originals compositions.

Based in Edinburgh, the duo has regularly and extensively toured Scotland.

They have embarked on many rural tours, often bringing jazz for the first time to remote communities, performing in intimate settings.

The beautiful Scottish scenery that they have seen on their travels has inspired the writing of many pieces of music by Ian.

More recently they have extended their tours to jazz clubs, villages, small theatres, and arts venues. They have played in Northumberland, North & South Yorkshire, Cumbria, Bedfordshire and Shropshire making the occasional trip further south including a European trip to Brussels where they performed in the The Music Village Jazz Club.

Their style of jazz concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it. The result is a very accessible melodic style which allows them to explore ideas.