Past Gigs & Radio Broadcasts 2022
January 9th 2022
Blythe Spirits: Chris Biscoe (alto and baritone sax); Chris Batchelor (trumpet); Steve Watts (bass); Dave Barry (drums). The Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Rd, Croydon CR0 6BR
Blythe Spirits is named in tribute to the passionate and original playing of alto saxophonist Arthur Blythe. As well as some tunes by Blythe, we explore material by great jazz composers Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Ornette Coleman,  plus some original compositions. The pre-bop virtues of collective improvisation appear alongside post-bop rhythmic and melodic developments.
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February 17th, 2022 12.10pm
Chris Biscoe – saxes; Andy Cleyndert – bass; Dave Barry – drums
The Front Room, Croydon
February 7th, 2022 8.00pm
Ray Russell Album Launch
with Chris Biscoe, Jim Watson, George Baldwin, Ian Palmer
606 Club London
Friday 18th March 2022 19.00-20.30
Chris Biscoe alto sax; Claude Deppa – trumpet, percussion; Tony Haynes – piano; Gerry Hunt – el-bass; Carlos Fuentes – drums
St John on Bethnal Green, 200 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA
Tuesday 12 April 2022 - doors 18.00
Wednesday 13th April 2022- doors 18.00
Mike Westbrook, The Uncommon Orchestra, On Duke's Birthday.
Ronnie Scott's, 47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT
Riverhouse Barn, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey KT12 2PF
Sunday 1st May 2022 10.00pm
Mike Westbrook, The Uncommon Orchestra, On Duke's Birthday.
Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham Ladies’ College, Parabola Arts Centre
Monday 2nd May 2022
Roger Turner – percussion; Kazuhira Uchihasi - guitar/daxophone; Chris Biscoe – saxes
Cafe OTO, 18–22 Ashwin street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL
May 12th 2022 8.00pm
Chris Batchelor – trumpet; Chris Biscoe and Tony Kofi – saxes; Dave Green – bass; Stu Butterfield – drums play Monk, Mingus and Miles
The Karamel Restaurant, 4 Coburg Road, London N22 6UJ
May 13th 2022, 8.00pm
LOCOMOTIVE, Stu Butterfield’s new project featuring Henry Lowther, Art Theman, Chris Biscoe, Alcyona Mick and Dave Green, is playing in Birmingham on May 13th as part of the Birmingham Jazz Festival
Locomotion with Henry Lowther, Art Theman, Chris Biscoe, Alcyona Mick, Dave Green, Stu Butterfield - The Imaginings and Rhythm-a-nings of Thelonious Monk
1000 Trades, 16 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HE
Saturday May 14th 2022 7.30pm
Sunday May 15th 20222.30pm
Grand Union Orchestra fortieth Anniversary Show
Led by Tony Haynes, the band includes Jason Yarde, Claude Deppa, Shanti Jayasinha, Yousef Ali Khan.
Chris is  playing on the Saturday, and Tony Kofi is playing on Sunday.
Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, United Kingdom, E8 1EJ
May 19th 2022
Mingus Profiles Sextet
Jazz Leeds, Seven Arts
May 20th 2022
Mingus Profiles Sextet
Sheffield jazz, Crookes Social Club
Sunday 29th May 2022, 7.30pm
Way Out West presents a programme of new original music written for many different combinations of musicians
Band includes
Chris Biscoe, Tony Woods, Tim Whitehead, Pete Hurt – saxes, Nette Robinson – voice and saxophone, Nick Mills  - trombone, Kate Williams and Tom Millar - piano, Dave Jones - double bass, Dave Ingamells – drums
Riverhouse Barn
Tuesday May 31 2022, 1.00pm
Chris Biscoe (alto and soprano sax); Kate Williams; Larry Bartley (bass); Dave Barry (drums)
All Saints Church High St. Carshalton, SM5 3AG.
Friday July 22nd 2022
Dave Jones Nonet. The band includes Chris Biscoe, Steve Fishwick, Mark Armstrong, Nick Mills, John Turville, Eric Ford, and two BBC Young Jazz Musician finalists on sax, Tom Smith and Tom Ridout, as well as bandleader/composer/arranger Dave Jones on bass.
Bulls Head, Barnes
Sunday July 31 2022, 7.30pm
Two of a Mind, with Allison Neale on alto sax, Chris Biscoe on baritone sax Jeremy Brown – bass; Matt Fishwick – drums. The Riverhouse Barn, Walton on Thames
Monday August 29th 2022, 8.00pm
Mo Foster and Friends: Jim Watson – keyboards; Sophie Alloway – drums; Ray Russell – guitar; Chris Biscoe – saxes; Corinna Sylvester – percussion; Suzy Duffy – voice; Mo Foster - bass-guitar
Pizza Express Jazz Club, London
Thursday September 1st 2022, 8.00pm
Locomotive: Henry Lowther, Art Theman, Chris Biscoe, Alcyona Mick, Dave Green, Stu Butterfield Karamel, London
Tuesday September 27th 2022
Mike Westbrook Orchestra, Rossini Re-Loaded.
Thursday October 6th 2022
Mike Westbrook Orchestra, Rossini Re-Loaded.
Lugo, Italy
Sunday November 13th 2022
Way Out West presents Way Out West, the music from the iconic LP by Sonny Rollins, interpreted by eight musicians in combinations from duo to full band. Includes Kate Williams, Tom Millar, Chris Biscoe, Pete Hurt, Nick Mills.
Riverhouse Barn, Walton on Thames
Thursday November 24th 2022
The Westbrook Blake - Phil Minton, Kate Westbrook, Karen Street, Billy Thompson, Chris Biscoe, Mike Westbrook, Steve Berry
St James’s Church, Piccadilly
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