Soundhouse: Elusive Tree Ensemble

Showcasing original compositions and innovative arrangements, this pioneering septet brings together some of the most exciting and award-winning talents on the Scottish jazz scene.

Soundhouse: Elusive Tree Ensemble

About Soundhouse: Elusive Tree Ensemble

Unique on the Scottish circuit, the Elusive Tree Ensemble explores the meaning of roots, and the artist’s sense of place.

Showcasing original compositions and innovative arrangements, this pioneering septet brings together some of the most exciting and award-winning talents on the Scottish jazz scene. Their genre-hopping repertoire explores jazz, folk, gospel, classical and funk sounds with style and inventiveness.

The Ensemble's self-titled debut album was heralded as "immensely satisfying" by the Glasgow Herald, with Rob Adams going on to praise the band's strong identify and "compositional strength".

Here's the line-up:

Michael Butcher, Tenor Saxophone
Phil Cardwell, Trumpet
Paul Harrison, Organ
Doug Hough, Drums
Adam Jackson, Alto Saxophone
Rachel Lightbody, Vocals
Ben MacDonald, Guitar

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Soundhouse: Elusive Tree Ensemble are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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