Iain celebrates his 50th birthday this weekend at Kings Place, London, with his acclaimed quartet 'Anorak' and the premiere performance of a new supersized septet 'Anorak XL'. Presented by Julian Joseph the event is being recorded for BBC Radio 3's Jazz Line-Up.
The repertoire will include Iain's latest original works and some recent arrangements of his past classics. Kings Place advises:
"Expect to hear imaginative re-workings of classic jazz standards, occasional folk and classical themes plus original compositions with a strongly English pastoral feel."
For this special concert 'Anorak' becomes septet 'Anorak XL' and features three of the very brightest graduates of the Royal Academy of Music where Iain acts as a tutor and mentor - Nathanial Facey alto saxophone, Freddie Gavita trumpet and Kieran Mcleod trombone.