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Ant Law

Described as “An Innovator” by The Guardian, Guitarist Ant Law was a scholar at Edinburgh University and Berklee College of Music. He now lives in London and works extensively with his own quintet featuring Michael Chillingworth (reeds), James Maddren (drums), Tom Farmer (bass) and Ivo Neame (piano).

“An exciting band to hear live.” John Fordham

2016 saw the emergence of the Art Of Rhythm Trio featuring Matt Ridley (bass) and Asaf Sirkis (drums and konnakol). In April/May they played a 20-date tour all over the UK, supported by the Arts Council. They had played together in a different ensembles but the tour allowed them to consolidate their musical relationships and develop the trio dynamic. Most notable perhaps is the inclusion of Indian classical elements (check out the youtube videos) such as konnakol, the South-Indian spoken percussion, amidst all the jazz. This group is touring late 2017/early 2018 and they hope to see you at a gig soon!

Ant is a member of (Grammy winner and Chick Corea sideman) Tim Garland's “Lighthouse” along with Jason Rebello and Asaf Sirkis, and has performed with Gwilym Simcock in this band. He features on Tim's albums “Songs To The North Sky”, “Return To The Fire” and “ONE” which was shortlisted for a Grammy award and won the award for Top 2016 Jazz Album in Jazzwise Magazine. He also plays with saxophonist/composer Paul Riley, trumpeter Henry Spencer, Quincy Jones' protege Ollie Howell, Partikel and Trio HLK (who will soon be releasing their debut album featuring Steve Lehman and Dame Evelyn Glennie). He has also worked a great deal with Camille O’Sullivan and Koby Israelite and less extensively with Cory Henry, Thomas Gould, Mica Paris, Leon Ware, Britain’s Got Talent star Tony Laf, X-factor winner Steve Brookstein and Eileen Hunter. He is frequently featured in Europe’s biggest selling “Total Guitar” magazine, as well as “Guitar Techniques” magazine.

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“Scarily proficient. A voice to heed” Jazzwise

“Lean, purposeful… Ambitious, engrossing guitar jazz.” Guitarist Magazine

“Bustling power, judiciously harnessed with elegance and poise… Bright, punchy and memorable.” London Jazz News

“Terrific and highly accomplished.” The Jazz Breakfast

“…guitarist Ant Law, whose fretboard manoeuvres effected an almost uniform raising of audience eyebrows” The Herald

“Law’s compositions strike that hard-to-find balance between tricky and catchy, and the players he has chosen, particularly the rising pianist Ivo Neame, are the sort of musicians who willingly embrace the fuzzy logic of improvisation.” 4 Stars The Irish Times (6th March 2015)

“One of the most original voices of the European Jazz Scene.” Musik Reviews (10th March 2015)

“Along the way we hear post-M-Base-ish metric twists, a funky revamp of a South Indian cyclical rhythmic etude as well as more ambient , jangly folk-rock guitar moments...” Jazzwise Magazine ”It progressively beguiles as greater depth and detail is revealed.” 4 Stars All About Jazz

“Law surfaced first in 2013 with Entanglement, an album that certainly made scene- watchers at the time sit up and take note of the hitherto little known guitarist

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