Brian Johnstone and Trio Verso at the Bakehouse

October 30th 2010
Brian Johnstone in performance with Trio Verso

An evening of poetry and jazz with improvisation group Trio Verso - poet Brian Johnstone, (co-founder and former Director of the StAnza Poetry Festival) and musicians Richard Ingham (saxes, bass clarinet, low whistle, trombophone) & Louise Major (double bass).

Trio Verso’s  work interprets and refocuses the 1950s poetry & jazz movement for a 21st century audience, through fusing Brian Johnstone’s evocative lyric texts with free improvised jazz grooves and jazz-inflected soundscapes. Since forming in 2007, Trio Verso has performed at venues across the length and breadth of Scotland. Their CD Storm Chaser was released in 2010. Brian has published two poetry collections and three pamphlets, his second full collection, The Book of Belongings was published by Arc in 2009.