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Last Show: Tuesday 1 st May 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Umbria Jazz Prize and Italian Top Jazz winners Pericopes teamed up with NYC-based drummer Nick Wight in 2014 to create Pericopes+1, “a cleverly unorthodox trio” according to Italian magazine Musica Jazz. Don’t miss this special London show to launch their 2018 release Legacy (Auand) before heading north to headline the Ribble Valley Jazz Festival! Comprised of Emiliano Vernizzi, Alessandro Sgobbio and Nick Wight, Pericopes+1 earned public praise by jazz heavyweights Dave Liebman and Enrico Rava. The fresh, close-knit transatlantic trio is reshaping what it means to be a modern and original.

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"The trio’s most impressive feat is that its ambitions don’t inhibit the music’s accessibility" - Jazziz (USA)

"Wonderful music with very diverse repertoire, played flawlessly" - Dave Liebman (Saxophone Legend)

Formed in 2007 as a jazz duo project in Italy, Pericopes has an affinity for melodic themes and unique compositional structures. They released three original albums and won several awards before collaborating with American drummer Nick Wight, forming Pericopes+1. With a fresh approach blending experimental, folk, post-rock and avant garde elements from European and American traditions, they released These Human Beings (Alfa) in 2015, earning widespread critical acclaim and prestigious concert invitations throughout Europe, the U.K. and USA. Pericopes+1 is on an extensive set of spring tours promoting their newest 2018 album, Legacy (Auand).