21st April 2017: John Harle and Steve Lodder with guest Jess Gillam

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Friday 21st April, 7.30pm, doors open 7pm, Coronation Hall, Ulverston, The Lake District, LA12 7LZ, 01229 587140, Tickets: £16/£10

John Harle returns to Ulverston after his spectacular concert in 2015. Featuring new works written for John in his 60th birthday year, the concert is a unique opportunity to hear music by some of the most influential composers of today, by the master of the saxophone at the peak of his powers.


John Harle is an Ivor Novello award-winning saxophonist, composer, and record producer, whose work spans across musical genres from classical to contemporary pop. His early work gained public acclaim with his Saxophone Concertos album on EMI Classics which is widely seen as the definitive recording of the major classical works, and his playing has been the catalyst for an outpouring of new concertos by composers including Sir Harrison Birtwistle, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Marc Anthony Turnage, Sir John Tavener, Sally Beamish, Michael Nyman and Gavin Bryars. He has performed with countless orchestras and conductors worldwide and has sold over half a million CDs in the classical field alone.

John is the composer of over 100 film and TV scores, two operas and 50 concert works, including the theme to BBC1’s Silent Witness, and the epic score to Simon Schama’s A History of Britain. He is the recipient of an Ivor Novello award and two Royal Television Society awards for Best Music. He was artistic advisor and producer to Sir Paul McCartney for six years, and other major collaborations have included albums and tours with Elvis Costello and Marc Almond.

A prominent media figure, he is a regular contributor to Radio 4 Front Row, and was a castaway on Desert Island Discs. He also contributes written articles to major publications. He has been musical director and producer for Moondog, Herbie Hancock, Elmer Bernstein, Ute Lemper, Lesley Garrett, Kathryn Tickell, Michael Nyman, Sir John Dankworth and Dame Cleo Laine. In 2017, his epic book, The Saxophone, will be published in major territories, including China.



John will perform with virtuoso pianist Steve Lodder, pianist described as “a musical thinker of erudition and depth” by TheGuardian. StevehasworkedwiththeeliteoftheUK’sjazz musicians, including: Andy Sheppard, John Etheridge, Annie Whitehead, Harry Beckett and Sarah Jane Morris. Internationally Steve has been a member of George Russell’s ‘Living Time Orchestra’ since the early ‘90’s and has toured with Carla Bley, Steve Swallow and Ernestine Anderson. He met with John Harle also in the early ‘90’s and recorded the Shadow of the Duke, and Terror and Magnificence, alongside Elvis Costello. STEVELODDER.COM

TICKETS: https://uk.patronbase.com/_CoronationHall/Productions/JE17/Performances