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La Via Del Ferro: Alex Hitchcock, Maria Chiara Agiro, Michelangelo Scandroglio and Myele Manzanza

14th June 2024, 5.30pm

Variously described as ‘virtuosos’ (The Guardian) and ‘absolutely crazy good’ (Gilles Peterson), the group create an earthquake every time they take the stage together, combining their trademark deep groove and abstract improvisation with electronic soundscapes and earthy basslines.

Ticket prices

£30 – £45

Line-up

ALEX HITCHCOCK – sax
MARIA CHIARA AGIRO – keys
MICHELANGELO SCANDROGLIO – bass
MYELE MANZANZA – drums

Alex Hitchcock is a distinctive improviser and a leading voice on sax. An Ivor Novello-nominated composer, his innovative collaborations have confirmed his growing international reputation as an instigator and catalyst for captivating musical encounters inspired by the uniquely creative and diverse voices of the musicians he works with.

New Zealander Myele Manzanza brings an eclectic style and diverse skill to his craft to create a genre bending experience rooted in jazz and African rhythm. Manzanza is a powerful drummer who has earned himself a reputation as a composer with vision and a musician who is not afraid to experiment.

Maria Chiara Argirò is Rome born, London-based artist, pianist, synth player, composer and producer. She is known for her dramatic atmospheric jazz, but is venturing into new territories incorporating electronic soundscapes and vocals.

Italian bassist Michelangelo Scandroglio shows great promise already at 20. He was one of the winners of the Riga International Jazz Bass Competition, he won the Tomorrow’s Jazz 2018 prize for the best young talents of Italian jazz, and in 2021 he won the Getxo International Jazz Competition in Bilbao. In 2022 he was selected for the prestigious Betty Carter Jazz Ahead at Kennedy Center in Washington D.C.