"a Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention's folk-rock classic 'Liege and lief'" - Jazzwise
New Video on May 26, 2015.
This is the album launch of Burton Bradstock's new album "All Upon a Lovely Summer's Day" released Oct 2012 F-IRE label Featuring: Jimmy Cannon vocal, Dorian...
A short film and interview with me and Dorian, before and after the gig at the Royal Festival Hall foyer in June 2012. Graeme who recorded the gig, put toget...
The wonderful track by Pentangle 'Train Song' arranged by yours truly
Burton Bradstock is the stylistic alter ego of multi-instrumental musicians and composers Jimmy Cannon and Dorian Ford.
Burton Bradstock re-imagines, re-vitalises and seeks to generate a widespread renaissance in the traditional English song. Drawing on their extensive and rich experience in performing jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music, Burton Bradstock are bringing all these elements to brand new settings of English folk songs with subtlety and integrity.
Burton Bradstock seeks to generate a widespread renaissance in the traditional English song. Drawing on their extensive and rich experience in performing jazz, classical, folk, pop and world music, Burton Bradstock are bringing all these elements to brand new settings of English folk songs with subtlety and integrity. Our aim is to develop further our extensive links with the traditional and pop communities without any kind of alienation or diluting of references. Our key texts are the collected settings of traditional songs by Benjamin Britten, the oral history of jazz and oral and written sources of traditional songs from the The Vaughan Williams Memorial collection. We aim to provide a clear, solid and simple platform based on universal principles of musicality such as rhythm, pulse, pitch and story telling where we can reach out and collaborate with members of the multicultural and, most importantly, amateur music communities. We hope through this diverse participation (from jams to sing-a-longs to impromptu performances in cafes, pubs and homes) to initiate a re-thinking of how popular music exists and functions in contemporary society, and how stronger ties with traditional, classical, jazz and devotional music communities and techniques can enrich and improve of what music is and what it is for.
Jimmy Cannon, Singer
Obtaining a post-graduate diploma in Jazz Performance and Composition from Trinity College of Music and awarded the Archers Scholarship, Jimmy is also an accomplished saxophonist and drummer who has toured and performed with Sir Tom Jones, The Pasadena Roof Orchestra, The Commitments and The Syd Lawrence Orchestra.
Dorian Ford, Piano
Twice winner of Chick Corea Jazz Masters Award
His trio ‘The Bill Game’ is featured regularly on Jazz FM, and recently played to a packed Ronnie Scott's. He also MDs, writes and plays with British Jazz and Blues legend, Carol Grimes.
- Ben Bastin
- Bass player
- Dorian Ford
- Nia Lynn
|May 26, 2015||New Video
Calling the shots will be recording a new video for the latest single "The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath"
|Feb 10, 2015||New single
Sean Hargreaves is producing a new version of our album track "The Mermaid of Hampstead Heath" Source
|Feb 07, 2013||Jazzwise review Feb 2013
"a Jazz cousin of Fairport Convention's folk-rock classic 'Liege and lief'"
|Nov 18, 2012||Rich Rainlore
|Nov 02, 2012||London Jazz
|Oct 03, 2012||The Londonist
|Aug 14, 2012||“Stylistic vocalist with good in-person delivery” —Jack Massarik, Evening Standard
|Jun 08, 2012||"Really impressed – great voice and rich intense arrangements, thanks!!" Neill Quinton Royal Festival Hall
|May 13, 2012||"A contemporary jazz/folk project of real note." Keith Ames ‘The Musician’
|May 02, 2012||“A uniquely British take on jazz.” Stuart Bailey, Proper Music Distribution
- Singer Manager
- Jimmy Cannon
- 79e Cholmeley Cresc
- London N65EX
|Date||Event Title||Location||Type||More Info|
|Oct 30, 2012||Album Launch||,||Details|
|Dec 01, 2012||Burton Bradstock @ The Forge Camden||,||Details|
|Feb 28, 2013||Songwriters night||,||Details|
|Mar 01, 2013||The English Song Collective||,||Details|
|Mar 07, 2013||Folk Rising||,||Details|
|Mar 21, 2013||Bolygo Music Showcase||,||Details|
|Jul 14, 2013||Jumoke Fashola - 'Jazz Verse Jukebox'||,||Details|
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