Edward Leaker's "Blaze"

Tuesday 11th July

St. Mary's Church,  Wedmore

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Edward Leaker's stunning Saxophone and String Quartet Group

Blaze combines string quartet and soprano saxophone to create an exciting and innovative ensemble fusing classical and popular idioms. Their repertoire spans jazz, classical, tango, pop and easy listening with many arrangements especially

commissioned for the group. The stunning sound appeals to traditional classicalenthusiasts and newer audiences alike. The programme ranges from Piazzolla and

Bach to Coldplay and Snow Patrol, and the ensemble has performed extensively at music festivals, corporate functions and concerts including the Royal Opera House. Their debut CD was hailed by Musician Magazine as ‘serene and instantly appealing’. In 2011 Blaze were awarded funding to commission a new piece from internationally acclaimed composer and saxophonist Iain Ballamy who has performed in and composed for a variety of acclaimed groups across the whole musical spectrum from jazz to classical and world music. The group have also commissioned new music from the well known saxophonist and composer Barbara Thompson.

Find out more about Edward Leaker and BLAZE on his website: