Clun Valley Jazz

Event Start Date:
July 20, 2019
Event End Date:
July 20, 2019
Event Venue:
St Cuthbert's Church
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Date(s) - Saturday, July 20, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm

St Cuthbert's Church



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St Cuthbert’s Church, Clungunford plays host to a special
Summer evening of music and poetry on 20 July.

Local poets Deborah Alma and Thirza Clout will share the platform
with Satori, adding their quirky poems, This is a beautiful
ancient building in a stunning Shropshire village.

Josephine Davies is at the forefront of the UK contemporary jazz scene with her
main artistic project, Satori. A sax, bass and drums trio, Satori emphasises extended
and collaborative improvisation. Originally from the Shetland Islands and now based
in London, Josephine’s writing and playing continues to be infused with a Nordic
quality. She is known for her melodic focus, versatility and unique style. Josephine is
deeply influenced by the American composer Maria Shneider. She has been resident
composer and tenor player for the London Jazz Orchestra since 2011. Satori’s new
album, In the Corners of Clouds, came out on Whirlwind Recordings in November 2018.

Poet and editor Deborah Alma teaches at Keele University and works
with vulnerable groups and is the Emergency Poet, dispensing poetry
from a vintage ambulance. Her poetry collections are True Tales of the
Countryside (The Emma Press) and Dirty Laundry (Nine Arches).

Thirza Clout was chair of the board of Wenlock Poetry Festival, after careers in
journalism, stand-up comedy and a conservation charity. Her book, The Bone Seeker,
was published in 2016 (Mark Time Books UK) and she won the Poetry Prize at the Doolin
Literary Festival. Her pamphlet Aunts Come Armed with Welsh Cakes (Smith Doorstop)
was published in May and chosen by Carol Ann Duffy in her Laureate’s Choice series.

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