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You don't have to like jazz to like Ant Law.

Brown "It was GUITARIST Ant Law studied at Edinburgh University and Berklee College of Music before working with Mica Paris, Leon Ware, Koby Israelite and Eileen Hunter.

He makes regular trips to New York to study with his heroes Ben Monder, Lage Lund, Adam Rogers, Gilad Hekselman, Tim Miller and Ari Hoenig.

His debut album Entelglement was released on the 33 Jazz label. He's been awarded funding from the Jazz Services Recording Support Scheme and now he is bringing his band to Liverpool for a gig at Studio Two at Parr Street.

"The Liverpool crowd is very enthusiastic and open-minded, which is great for us to experience," says Ant. "It might seem surprising since there is so much going on in Liverpool and such a vibrant scene. Many places rely on touring artists to make things interesting, that is certainly not the case here."

Ant describes his sound as: "Accessible modern jazz, with catchy melodies and intricate rhythms. Expect lots of exciting spontaneity and virtuosic improvisation. We enjoy playing the technically difficult tunes - they are lots of fun - and we also enjoy stretching out on simpler tunes like jazz standards, or just jamming."

Last year Ant played Wirral's International Guitar Festival, alongside Joe Brown (pictured).

"It was great," says Ant. "I love his recording of the old song I''ll See You In My Dreams.

"We've played Liverpool a few times. This exact band also played at Studio Two on tour last year and it was a great gig, the audience was into it and that makes a big difference to us.

"Our music is modern jazz, but it''s very thought out - it''s not avant garde or free. We''re actually trying to bring jazz to non-jazz audiences, so if you''re not sure about the whole 'jazz' thing, come and check this out, you may just like it."

? Ant Law plays Studio Two at Parr Street on Tuesday February 4. Find out more at
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Jan 17, 2014
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