Fri 10 & Sat 11 Nov 2023 : John Law, Jon Lloyd, piano and saxophone; European contemporary jazz

URGENT NOTE : Due to unforeseen circumstances these two concerts will now be in the reverse order. The John Law solo “The Last Dance” will be on Sat 11 November, and the John Law + Jon Lloyd duo “Naissance” will be on Friday 10 November. The dates below have been updated to reflect this change.

Last year, in 2022, John Law and Jon Lloyd toured the UK for the Arts Council, appearing in major cathedrals such as Gloucester, Durham, Truro, Malmesbury Abbey and Christchurch Priory, presenting John’s project Renaissance, which mixes samples of sacred vocal music with electronics and improvised saxophone and keyboard. The result was mesmerising… a sort of Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble meets Ambient Chill! They are both regular performers here in Tincleton Gallery and they played some of this for us in Tincleton last year, in November of 2022. That first concert led to the start of a new duo project, Naissance, and a stunning new recording set for release in late 2023. They’ll be sharing some of this music with us on the Saturday. Also on the Friday John Law will be playing some of his solo piano pieces – so note the Friday and the Saturday are two different concerts and treat yourself by coming on both days.


John Law (photo courtesy Ken Drew)
John Law (photo courtesy Ken Drew)

Saturday 11 November – “The Last Dance” – John Law solo piano

John will be playing a selection of his recent solo piano compositions, as well as maybe the odd surprise arrangement of a well known tune. John’s compositions range from simple, beautiful melodies to highly intricate rhythmic explorations, quite often exploring multiple lines, giving the impression of him having at least three hands! An exciting blend of music drawing from his wide experience in fields as diverse as classical, composed music, jazz and freely improvised music.

One of the UK’s most imaginative and versatile jazz pianists.” International Piano Magazine

combining the vocabularies of jazz and classical in a singular and seamless way, coalescing improvisational surprise and a deep elegiac musicality…” All About Jazz


John Law and Jon Lloyd
John Law and Jon Lloyd

Friday 10 November – John Law & Jon Lloyd piano & saxophone duo – “Naissance”

Following on from the Tincleton debut of Naissance last year, John Law (piano/samples) and Jon Lloyd (saxophones), both long-term colleagues who have been working together for over 30 years now, decided, so successful was the concert, to record this new project early this year. The result was a hypnotically beautiful album, with deceptively simple, minimalist tunes. Set to be one of the releases of 2023! An extension of their earlier Renaissance, which toured to great acclaim in major UK cathedrals and sacred spaces, the duo will also be playing a couple of the ambient compositions from that as well, playing freely over vocal samples. The result is one of meditational beauty.

Thank you for creating this utterly moving coming-together of beauty” an audience member at Renaissance


John Law website :

Jon Lloyd website :

John Law, solo piano, playing his composition Durum:

Naissance duo short films:


Special terms : due to Covid-19 will apply, approximately as follows, though we reserve the right to update them if this does make a re-appearance:

– Pre booking and prepayment only. All guests must give contact etc details.

– Seating will be allocated by us in advance. We will flex exact mix depending on demand and any constraints. Ask quickly if you have a larger party.

– We will give refunds if we need to cancel the concert for whatever reason. We will not refund if you need to cancel as that would disadvantage the musician(s), unless we can resell your seat.

– You must respect our Covid social distancing requirements, which will in turn comply with Government requirements. For the time being this means that no particular restrictions are anticipated unless Covid restrictions are reintroduced by Government.

– As usual drinks & nibbles will be served, but exactly how and where will depend on the weather.

– All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm.

– Tickets £15 each (per evening).

– To order tickets please email Tincleton Gallery or call Tincleton Gallery on 01305 848909