DATES

06.08.21 – Visions Of Light album launch, The Goods Shed, Stroud – Tickets

08.08.21 – In-store performance & signing, Rough Trade East, London – Tickets

09.08.21 – In-store performance & signing, Rough Trade, Bristol – Tickets

Visions Of Light UK Tour

09.11.21 – The Cluny, Newcastle – Tickets

10.11.21 – Broadcast, Glasgow – Tickets

11.11.21 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester – Tickets

14.11.21 – The Trade’s Club, Hebden – Tickets

15.11.21 – The Parish, Huddersfield – Tickets

16.11.21 – Thekla, Bristol – Tickets

17.11.21 – Jazz Cafe, London – Tickets

18.11.21 – Elsewhere, Margate – Tickets

19.11.21 – The Smokehouse, Ipswich – Tickets

22.11.21 – Junction 2, Cambridge – Tickets

23.11.21 – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – Tickets

24.11.21 – Cornish Bank, Falmouth – Tickets

26.11.21 – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – Tickets

27.11.21 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds – Tickets

28.11.21 – NAC, Norwich – Tickets

PRESS

“Incredible independent music from Bristol. These guys just get better with every release”

Gilles Peterson

“A deeply arresting sound from one of our favourite cities, simply beautiful”

Mary Anne Hobbs

“Making music that’s pitched somewhere between astral jazz, burbling electronica, trippy minimalism, psychedelic dub and 20 years of club culture.” Contemporary album of the month

The Guardian

“A band seemingly capable of doing anything, yet remaining fleet footedly themselves throughout.”

The Wire

BIO

Helmed by producer and saxophonist Pete Cunningham, Ishmael Ensemble’s richly inventive 2019 debut A State Of Flow marked them out as an explosive new force in UK jazz, imbuing lush cinematic compositions with left-field dub and electronic sensibilities redolent of Bristol’s vital musical landscape. Named The Guardian’s ‘Contemporary Album Of The Month’ and MOJO’s ‘Jazz Album of The Month’, it saw the group perform Maida Vale sessions for both Gilles Peterson and Tom Ravenscroft, as well as feature on compilations for Brownswood Recordings and Soul Jazz Records. Cunningham’s rise as an in-demand producer has led to remixes for the likes of techno royalty Carl Craig, as well as legendary jazz label Blue Note Records alongside a plethora of the UK’s finest musical talent on Blue Note Re:Imagined.

Ishmael Ensemble has since become a platform for Cunningham to subvert the conventional notions of producer/artist relationships, unsettling genre tags, and transcending the familiar landscape of UK jazz itself.

All bookings:
sinan@atc-live.com

All other enquiries:
hello@ishmaelensemble.com