Tori Freestone and Alcyona Mick

  • 1 review
  • Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club


  • Live Music
  • Tickets from £12.50
  • Live Music and Jazz
  • Over 12
  • Sun, 20th Mar 2022 @ 14:00 - 16:00
  • 14:00 - 16:00

Tori and Alcyona formed their sax/piano duo in 2015 whilst playing in the Canary islands. Both much in demand players on the London jazz scene, the two have known each other for years, working together in many different ensembles including Ingrid and Christine Jensen Whirlwind bigband, Nikki Iles big band, Cleo Laine/Alec Dankworth band, and are members of the London Jazz Orchestra (the original line up of which included Kenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, John Taylor and Henry Lowther).

They recorded their debut album Criss Cross at the Artesuono Studio in Italy in 2017. It was released on transatlantic label Whirlwind Recordings in 2018 to wide critical acclaim followed by an Arts Council funded tour of the UK and Germany with live radio performances.

The duo have a very spontaneous, interactive approach and share a wide range of musical influences that fall not only within the jazz genre, including English folk, Brazilian music, Arabic music, free playing, Monk and more. Performances have included El Castillo San Felipe (Tenerife), Birmingham Symphony Hall, Museo del Grifo (Spain), Emotion Festival (Bremen), Halle 242 (Hamburg), Salle Krieps (Luxembourg) and the Manchester and London Jazz Festivals. They have a new album underway and have been invited by Steinway House to perform in Frankfurt, and by TiNJ festival to do a tour of Australia.

‘In a tightly held discourse there grows this never before heard sound, full of esprit, insight, experience and joie de vivre’ - Concerto Magazine, Austria

'The no-hiding-place exposure of an improvising sax/piano duo is a tough call but the British pairing of pianist Alcyona Mick and tenor saxophonist Tori Freestone make light of it’

- The Guardian, 'Jazz Album of the Month' **** review

'Elegant, engaging and original music, played with magnificent panache'

- All About Jazz **** review

'The tracks contain some of the finest interplay I have heard since Stan Getz and Kenny Barron recorded People Time, the playing is that wondrous.....Without a doubt one of the finest albums of the year'

-Jazz Journal **** review




Ticket Event time Cost
Standard Admission

Doors Open 1 Hour before Start Time

14:00 - 16:00 £12.50
Watch at Home (Online Only)

Watch LIVE or LATER from the comfort of your own home.

14:00 - 16:00 £12.50



Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club, 140 Newington Butts, SE11 4RN


Toulouse Lautrec
Paying tribute to one of France's most flamboyant artists, Toulouse Lautrec is an intimate Brasserie & Wine Bar in Kennington, South London. Brimming with the bohemian charm of the Parisian jazz bars of a bygone era. The venue is rapidly becoming one of London's finest live music venue providing quality live music from Jazz to Soul Funk, from French Chansons to Latin Salsa.


T&C s

1) Admission tickets are non-refundable within 72 Hours of the event as standard.
2) Live Stream tickets are not eligible for refunds. Your live stream can be viewed at a later time if you are unable to watch it live.
3) If you are unable to attend you are welcome to transfer them to a friend in your name.
4) Please check your tickets are correct for the event you are attending as changes cannot be made
5) On busy nights small groups of 1-2 people may be required to share your table with one other small group.
6) Seating is unreserved and on a 1st come, 1st served basis; please arrive early if you have a preference.
7) Once the performance has begun, we reserve the right to fill any empty seats with people who are on our waiting list or at the door. Late arrivals will still be permitted however you may be asked to stand at the back until seating can be provided at such time.
8) Certain events require a non-talking or quiet audience. You may be asked to leave or move to the outdoor terrace should you wish to talk to avoid disrupting the experience of our other attendees.
9) Video Recording & Photography is encouraged. Please refrain from using flashes or strong lights as they risk harming our performers.
10) Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult unless the event is strictly for over 18.
11) We operate a Check-21. If you are lucky enough to appear younger than 21 you may be asked for photographic ID.
12) Occasionally, events are cancelled or postponed by the performer or promoter for a variety of reasons. If the event is cancelled you will be emailed to provide you the option to attend a rescheduled date or request a full refund.
13) Tickets are sold subject to the promoter's or performer's right to alter or vary the programme due to the events or circumstances beyond their control without being obliged to refund monies or exchange tickets.
14) The venue reserves the right to refuse admission and may on occasion have to conduct security searches to ensure the safety of patrons.
15) The promoter & venue management accepts no responsibility for any personal property.

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