Ned Ferm (saxophone and harmonizer) and James Gilmore (guitar and pedals) grew up playing in big bands and small jazz ensembles on an island in Maine in the 90s – now Ned is an award-winning multi-instrumentalist and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark, and James is based out of Greensboro, NC, where he leads several of his own groups (including the James Gilmore FreeTet), performs with Eugene Chadbourne, and organizes an annual Free Improvised Music series. Ned has worked with such legends as Roswell Rudd and Airto Moreira, as well as stars from his own generation in the States and Europe, including Tyshawn Sorey, Jakob Bro, Mark Guiliana, Jacob Anderskov, Maria Faust, and pop sensation MØ.
For their duo performances, Ned and James will be exploring new material Ned has written for the occasion, emphasizing both primitive and futuristic soundscapes and rhythms.
Maria Faust (born in 1979 in Kuressaare) is an Estonian saxophone player and composer living in Copenhagen, Denmark. Maria is best known in the fields of third stream jazz, modern big band music, improvised music and other more alternative music styles. She is a member and co-founder of Barefoot Records. Hear her music here.
Maria Faust is a multiple winner of Danish Music Awards 2014 in categories “Jazz Composer of the Year” and “Cross-over Record of the Year”. She has been nominated to Estonian Music Awards several times.