Theo Travis Double Talk

Birmingham Jazz Festival 2024

Equally acclaimed in straight-ahead jazz settings, progressive rock bands and experimental ambient music, Theo Travis has an international reputation as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. His many musical interests come together in this distinctive project. Described on BBC Radio 2 as "One of the very best young tenor saxophonists of this or any other jazz generation in Britain”, he has appeared on over 170 albums and played at Ronnie Scott’s in London over 70 times. Theo Travis has worked with Soft Machine, Robert Fripp, David Gilmour, David Sylvian, Steven Wilson, John Etheridge, Gong and Keith Tippett. He has performed all over the world including the USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Scandinavia and the UK. Theo has released 2 albums with Double Talk, both critically and popularly acclaimed.

The band features Theo’s emotional tenor and soprano saxes and flute, the soulful hammond organ playing of Pete Whittaker, the explosive guitar solos of Mike Outram and the powerhouse drumming of Nic France. This will be an evening of passionate music and haunting instrumental songs from one of Britain’s top saxophonists and flautists and his band.  Don’t miss!



As a saxophonist, Travis can bridge swing-sax romanticism, Ronnie Laws funkiness, or a little of Andy Sheppard’s quirky, asymmetrical phrasing. As a flautist who sparingly deploys hypnotic electronic assistance, he can be as poetically minimalist as any ECM Records star. But he can be a headlong groover too, and there’s plenty of that on the Double Talk project, with its fierce organ-blasting, driving guitar soloing from the gifted Mike Outram, and no-prisoners drumming from the excellent Nic France”     Jazz UK

Line Up: Theo Travis – Tenor and soprano saxes, flutes, Mike Outram – Guitar, Pete Whittaker – Hammond organ & Nic France – Drums, Percussion