The Ingham Johnstone Project

After a massively fun and wonderfully successful show at the St Andrews StAnza Festival, I’m diving headfirst into the jazz pool with some amazingly talented musicians and writers in the Ingham Johnstone Project at the Wigtown Book Festival on 5 October! So honoured to be invited back, it’s going to be a great night of lovely sounds.

Jazz musician/composer Richard Ingham and poet Brian Johnstone have been working together since 2007 when they formed, with bass player Louise Major, the poetry & jazz group Trio Verso whose performances have included the Big Tent Festival, Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre and the Ted Hughes Festival in Yorkshire. More recently Ingham & Johnstone embarked on an altogether larger collaboration: a setting for 20 piece jazz orchestra of Johnstone’s narrative poem Robinson, which tells a new story about the character from the poems of Weldon Kees. The Ingham Johnstone Project features a set from Trio Verso, improvising on Brian Johnstone’s poems, and a full performance of Robinson featuring soloists Colin Steele (trumpet) and John Kenny (trombone) with readers Chrys Salt & Ryan Van Winkle.

What: The Ingham Johnstone Project.

Where: Baillie Gifford Marquee, Wigtown.

When: Friday 5 October, 7.30pm.

How Much: £8.00.

Come along for fab times and fab tunes. Wigtown!