BDK are a world-class unit, considered to be one of the most exciting and sought after jazz trios in the UK and Ireland. Emerging from the Leeds music scene, the trio met for the first time in 2002, playing a completely improvised set at the Belfast Festival at Queens, which was regarded as one of the festival highlights. Last year saw the trio embark on a 10 year anniversary tour, touring the Ireland, UK and Europe.
In March 2013 Moving on Music was awarded a New Music Biennial commission that would see the improvising jazz trio and renowned classical composer Piers Hellawell develop a unique work to be performed at major events linked to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in London and Glasgow, with the world premiere taking place in Belfast in March 2014.
The created piece named ‘Sound Carvings, Strange Tryst’ saw composer and group collide in a shared space, resulting in music created by all; composed, yet unrestrained.
BDK abhor complacency. Each member is an adventurous musician and composer in their own right, wowing critics, breaking boundaries and challenging conventions. Their desire to really connect with an audience is palpable in everything they do. Their immediate musical rapport is extended to the audience, making for an electric experience.
Humorous, experimental, intelligent and soulful BDK live performances are very special indeed.
"Its humor is tempered with experimentation; its irreverence with impeccable musicianship. I can't imagine ever tiring of it" The Jazz Man review of Money Notes
"Music with wit and intelligence, heart and soul" The Guardian