Diane McLoughlin’s contemporary classical ensemble explores the boundaries between classical, folk and jazz.
Featuring saxophone, violin, double bass and piano, the music allows space to explore sound and silence. This creates intensity and intimacy, echoing chamber music of the classical tradition.
Quiet and brooding, serene and uplifting, with influences from Keith Jarrett and Poulenc to Bartok and Balkan folk music, The Casimir Connection features compositions of striking originality.
Band leader, composer, saxophonist. Diane has had extensive experience playing in diverse musical genres. Currently playing with ARQ (Alison Rayner Quintet), she has also led many groups, including Giant Steppes, her 18-piece big band, which performed to critical acclaim throughout Britain.
Violin. Kit studied at the Trinity College of Music and has played with the Philamonia de Santiago Chile. In London, he continues a busy recording and performing career with the Heritage Orchestra and teaches at Trinity Laban.
Double bass. Tim has played widely on the UK jazz scene and abroad with artists, including Julie Kjaer, Ma/ti/om and The Markov Chain, world music superstar Yasmin Levy, the John Martin Quartet and Madwort's Menagerie.
Piano. Alcyona is much in demand worldwide as a jazz pianist and composer. She has worked with a wide array of artists in the UK and abroad, performing at major European, American, Canadian festivals and in North Africa and the Middle East.
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