Alcyona Mick

Jazz pianist and Composer

Alcyona is a pianist working at the forefront of the London jazz scene and has been performing internationally for many years. She is a member of the London Jazz Orchestra, Tori Freestone/Alcyona Mick Duo, Eddie Parker's Debussy Mirrored ensemble, Josephine Davies’ ‘Orenda’ trio + Brigitte Beraha, Merit Ariane Ensemble, Noel Langley’s ‘Edentide’, John Warren Nonet, Paul Clarvis/Stuart Hall trio, Samy Bishai quartet, The Exiles with Scott Stroman/Cennet Jonsson. She has worked with Anglo/Egyptian singer Natacha Atlas for many years, performing worldwide. She has played on TRT music series in Istanbul with many Turkish artists, and performed with a wide array of other musicians including Yazz Ahmed, Nikki Iles bigband, Mircan Kaya, Bachar Zarkan, Jerry Dammers Spatial aka Orchestra, Ibrahim Maalouf, Macadi Nahhas, Zoe Rahman and many more.

As a composer she has a Master's in Composing music for film from the National Film and Television school. She has written and produced music for many independent short films, documentaries, animation and silent cinema. She has released four albums: 'Around the Sun' (Audio-b) under her own name, 'Blink' (Loop) and 'Twice' (Babel) with Blink and cellist Vincent Courtois, and ‘Criss Cross’ with saxophonist Tori Freestone (Whirlwind Recordings). She also writes for the London Jazz Orchestra and an electronica project with violinist Samy Bishai.

'world class ingenuity'   the Guardian

'Alcyona Mick is an unusual powerhouse of a talent' - MOJO

 

All site photos by Guy Alaux and Jean Paul Passeron, Monsegur Festival 'Les 24 heures du Swing'

All site photos by Guy Alaux and Jean Paul Passeron, Monsegur Festival 'Les 24 heures du Swing'

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