This season, we’re celebrating our fifth anniversary so it feels only natural to invite two of our most regular collaborators to take to the stage. Byron Wallen and Hyelim Kim have both featured at the club before – Byron as a visiting soloist and Hyelim as a core member of Notes Inégales – and their incredible talents on the trumpet and taegŭm respectively will no doubt be familiar to some of you.
Byron’s inimitable playing takes influences from African and Eastern cultures whilst still retaining a true jazz spirit and his work as a composer has singled him out as ‘the most interesting new explorer of Miles Davis’ legacy’. Hyelim’s performances bridge cross-cultural divides as they open up new dialogues between Korean music and other traditions. Come and hear both performers bring their unique work to the club alongside Notes Inégales!
Date: Saturday 12 November
Time: 7pm (music from 8pm)
Venue: Club Inégales, 180 North Gower Street, NW1 2NB
Nearest stations: Euston, Euston Square & Warren Street
Part of the EFG London Jazz Festival
As always, there’ll be delicious food from Taste of India available on the night and free WiFi.
Byron Wallen was born July 1969 in London, England while the Apollo 11 crew were on their way to the moon. Raised in a musical family, he played the trumpet from an early age, studying with Peter Ruderforth in London and with Jimmy Owens, Donald Byrd and Jon Faddis in New York. His compositions include Live, with Sheron Wray’s dance company, Langston Hughes Suite, The Trumpet Kings, and Tarot Suite. In 2003, Wallen won the BBC’s Innovation In Jazz award for his third album Indigo. Wallen’s performing, composing and teaching skills combine to make him a leading figure among the new wave of creative jazz musicians centred upon London.
Taegŭm performer, composer and researcher, Hyelim Kim, is opening new possibilities for Korean music by using a traditional Korean instrument, the taegŭm, as a tool to promote exchange with a wide variety of musical cultures. She has been selected as the pioneering artist of 2009-2010 by the Korean Arts Council; was a performer at the New York Omi Residency in 2009; was invited to play on BBC Radio 3’s celebrated Late Junction in 2012; and was selected as the Kumho Young Artist for 2006. Her debut recording – Nim iHyelim Kim Taegŭm Collection, which was released by Universal Music in 2013, includes traditional pieces together with new works, special commissions and her own composition.