Artist

About

Elliot Galvin is one of the stars of UK jazz. A superbly gifted composer and pianist, whose maverick imagination and magpie like ability to blend a disparate world of influences into his own unique musical vision has been compared to Django Bates although he sounds like no one except himself.

Elliot is a prolific composer and has been commissioned by a number of Ensembles, Dance Companies, Theatre Groups and Festivals including the London Sinfonietta, Ligeti String Quartet, St. John Smith’s Square, The London Jazz festival, The RESOLUTION! Dance Festival at The Place and the Theatre Company Cut Tongues. He works regularly with multi-media and in 2014 put on a multi-media installation piece at the Turner Contemporary Gallery, which consisted of live performance, interactive sound sculptures and film.

For four albums Elliot’s critically acclaimed trio with bassist Tom McCredie and sticksman Corrie Dick has been the main focus, with ​The Influencing Machine​ being named in both Downbeat’s and Jazzwise’s best of 2018 list. His next album, the brilliant ​Modern Times​ (a BBC 6 Music Album of theDay), continued this trajectory, but ​2020’s Live in Paris, At Fondation Louis Vuitton​, strips back his extensive arsenal of electronic and extended acoustic sounds, placing the brilliance of his pianism, musicianship and storytelling front and centre stage.

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"He reminds me of the young Django Bates, and the impression Django made on me in the 1980s - great improv chops, strong character as a player and a composer, evident love of the jazz tradition without wanting to repeat the past, very English sense of humour. He’s the kind of artist you always want to stay tuned in to, because you know he’s going to keep on coming up with surprises."
The Guardian

Catalogue

Cat#TitleArtistE2FormatsYear
EDN1146Live In Paris, At Fondation Louis VuittonElliot GalvinCD • WAV • MP32020
EDN1126Modern TimesElliot GalvinVinyl • CD • WAV • MP32019
EDN1103The Influencing MachineElliot GalvinCD • WAV • MP32018
EDN1076PunchElliot GalvinCD • WAV • MP32016

Videos

"It takes a certain type of genius to improvise an entire solo piano concert and for it to sound this good."

Buzz Magazine

"...This trio is a triumphant ambassador for the thriving British Jazz scene."

UK Vibe

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