Top jazz quartet heads for Sabhal Mòr Ostaig
A QUARTET of Scotland’s top jazz musicians will descend on Sleat this weekend.
Konrad Wiszniewski, Euan Stevenson, Mario Caribe and Alyn Cosker will come together at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mòr, at 8pm on Saturday May 20.
Scottish saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski and award-winning Scottish pianist and composer Euan Stevenson’s New Focus has been described as one of the most appealing, most beautifully realised projects to emerge on the Scottish jazz scene in recent years.
The project was set up to create a unique soundscape of original compositions for jazz quartet, string quartet and harp and as a tribute to the 50th anniversary of saxophone giant Stan Getz’s 1961 classic album Focus.
New Focus’ debut album launched at the 2012 London Jazz Festival to widespread critical acclaim, becoming the only jazz/classical album to be short-listed for the 2012 Scottish Album of the Year Award and subsequently short-listed for five awards at the awards the following year. A second album, New Focus on Song, was released in August 2016. The quartet will be joined on the night by double bassist Mario Caribe, of Moishe’s Bagel and the Leo Blanco Trio, and the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra’s drumming dynamo Alyn Cosker.