melodic improvisations on original compositions and jazz standards
"Very cool music played in a magical atmosphere - this will appeal
to jazz novices as well as hardcore enthusiasts."Three Weeks Magazine
Starting to Perform Again!
With covid-19 lockdown restrictions now easing, we are able to start booking gigs again! The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the biggest arts festival in the world!) is going ahead this year. We are performing "Jazz at Lunchtime" every day at 12.30pm in The Novotel, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh (next to The Edinburgh College of Art), from 6th to 30th August 2021 (inclusive).
"Jazz in the Village" touring throughout the UK is starting to be booked up too, as is our newest venture: "Jazz in the Church", where we will be performing in beautiful churches across the UK, with great acoustics.
Every day Fri 6th to Mon 30th August 2021 "Jazz at Lunchtime"
Novotel, Lauriston Place (next to Edinburgh Art College)
photo courtesy of Simon Innes
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Fri 22nd October 2021
lunchtime concert 1pm DERBY CATHEDRAL
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Some Lockdown Fun!
Pepperoni Challenge! with Augie Bello (New York) & OrangeBananas (Zagreb)
Something very different! Funky Duet with George Collins
in Boston, USA
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Moray Jazz Club Artists Interviews
We both been interviewed by the Moray Jazz Club as part of their Artists Interviews Series. We performed there in September 2019. We both really enjoyed doing these interviews, which include our choice of music tracks for their "Jazz Desert Island Discs"! The interviews can be read on their website click the link or photos below:
Our album was featured on WRUU.org radio station in Savannah, Georgia, USA!
DJ Dave Lake says:
"This Sunday (6/14/20) on Evening Eclectic from 8-10 pm ET is some recently acquired jazz, most of which I have found since the beginning of May. Progressive, laid back, intriguing and just simply fabulous, yes an eclectic mix. Some of the featured artists areIan Millar & Dominic Spencer, Sun Ship Quartet, Daniel Hersog Jazz Orchstra, Brian Landrus Music, Stéphane Spira Jazz, Giovanni Mirabassi, Dave Glasser, Michael Thomas, Karuna Trio and Sara Serpa . All of this and more on WRUU - 107.5 FM Savannah and streaming at www.wruu.org "
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Our new album “Live at All Saints Church, High Wycombe” is available to download now on BandCamp.com
for just £5
"They are a piano and saxophone combo of the highest calibre,
with music that will appeal to jazz novices as well as hardcore enthusiasts."
“...he really used the vast range of the tenor, always with gentle lyricism"
“...really excellent Millar originals..."
"Beautiful soaring magic! I was blown away by your show, just breathtaking!"
"What a lovely and exhilarating performance! Enjoyed the interaction between the two of you,
and the obvious love you have for what you do."
"...expect warm, intelligent, reflective, human music..."
"Ian Millar’s own composition Morning Dew opened the performance,
its lovely sinuous melody ranging freely from the heights to the depths of the tenor sax voice."
"...a unique performance not only in its introduction of many new pieces but also in the splendidly relaxed jazz styling;
music that had its own special flavour and was not a copy of anything else."
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, Ian (saxophones) and Dominic (piano) have been performing together for a number of years playing melodic improvisations on jazz standards and original compositions. Their style of jazz concentrates on developing melodic ideas within the framework of the melody of a tune, whilst maintaining the concept and groove behind it. The result is a very accessible melodic style which allows them to explore, improvise and develop ideas without losing the essence of each piece of music, and to interact together in as creative a way as possible.
They have had enormous success over many years during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with their very successful show “Jazz at Lunchtime”. Thousands of people have come to see them perform, with many sell-out shows. A number of visitors to the Edinburgh Fringe from all over the world have returned year after year.
Based in Edinburgh, Scotland, the duo has regularly and extensively toured throughout the UK. They have embarked on many rural tours under their “Jazz in the Village” series, playing in hundreds of halls, often bringing jazz for the first time to remote communities, performing in intimate settings to appreciative audiences. The beautiful Scottish scenery that they have seen on their travels has inspired the writing of many pieces of music by Ian.
Ian and Dom have also performed in a number of festivals including:
Edinburgh Jazz Festival
Glasgow Jazz Festival
Fife Jazz Festival
Callander Jazz Festival
Borders Jazz Festival
Bath Fringe Festival
Buxton Fringe Festival
John O’Groats Book Festival
They have also performed in Arts Centres and small theatres throughout the country, such as: The Lyth Arts Centre, Kirkudbright Arts Centre; East Kilbride Arts Centre; Aberdeen Art Gallery (Cowdray Hall); The Loft, Winchester; Knock Castle, Crieff; The Firestaion Arts Centre, Windsor; Norden Farm Arts Centre, Maidenhead; The Lot Arts Centre, Edinburgh; Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine; The Old Well Theatre, Moffat; Lockerbie Little Theatre; Dibble Tree Theatre, Carnoustie; The City Theatre, Durham; Mission Theatre, Bath; The Doghouse Jazz Club, Ramsbottom; Henry’s Jazz Cellar, Edinburgh; Links Hotel Jazz Club, Montrose; Swallow Theatre, Newton Stewart; National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh; The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen; Bearsden Town Hall, St Margaret's Arts Centre, Braemar and The Music Village, Brussels.
WE DO NOT RECEIVE ANY FUNDING.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE SOMETHING TOWARDS OUR
FUEL COSTS FOR OUR TOURS,
OR JUST BUY US A COFFEE,
WE WOULD BE EXTREMELY GRATEFUL!