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Tim Garland Lighthouse Trio: Moment of Departure

Friday 06 September 2024


Tickets: £25

Twenty years ago, Tim Garland launched his Lighthouse Trio – a truly unique and formidable
acoustic band where interplay is paramount. 2024 sees the 20th anniversary of this international trio that features pianist Gwilym Simcock and drummer & percussionist Asaf Sirkis.

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Garland’s association with the prodigiously talented and much-praised Simcock goes back a long way. Both share a broadly similar musical approach that’s informed by a blend of fusion, folk, and classical forms, while the formidable Sirkis, a drummer and percussionist with a well-deserved reputation as one of the best in the business, seems at home in any environment, but here masterfully employs a bespoke kit of Middle Eastern frame drums perfect for the setting.

The trio’s three albums (If the Sea Replied, Libra and Lighthouse) capture their stunning agility and lyrical sensibility, with both Garland, whose seventeen year association with Chick Corea made his name widespread, and the now-world-renowned Simcock (Pat Metheny Band) sharing compositional input.

The trio will be joined for this unique concert by the wonderful Yazz Ahmed, the multi-award winning British-Bahraini trumpet player, composer and producer. Yazz should need no introduction, her career is studded with high profile collaborations, which have seen her record and perform with the likes of Radiohead, Lee Scratch Perry, Transglobal Underground, Arturo O’Farrill, Natacha Atlas, and Obongjayar, including a world tour with These New Puritans.

This very special and unique concert by the trio will feature an audiovisual element, with a works from a project entitled ’Moment Of Departure’, created by Turkish painter and printmaker Esra Kizir Gokcen. Artworks will be displayed in the foyer as well as screened within the concert hall itself, creating a stunning backdrop to complement the live performance.

Tim and Esra will also preface the show with a talk, starting at 7pm, about the project and how the musical and artist processes fed of each other during its creation.

Tim Garland Lighthouse Trio: Moment of Departure

Date Friday 06 September

Tickets £25

  • Doors: 6:00 pm
  • Stage: 7:00 pm

Where World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens, 3 Ponton Road, SW11 7BD

Accessibility: World Heart Beat Embassy Gardens is a fully accessible venue. If you have any questions or special requirements, please email

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