Jim Gold: 'Obvious Star Quality' - Jazzwise
Will Barry: 'Sensitive and fluid - a beautiful sound' - Chucho Valdés
Jim Gold is a London-based saxophonist and composer who has performed at Ronnie Scott’s with his own quartet, The Skelton/Skinner Big Band, The Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, The Callum Au Big Band, and The National Youth Jazz Orchestra, in which he played lead alto. He has also appeared in Jasper Høiby's 'Fellow Creatures', Brandon Allen’s sextet, Gareth Lockrane’s Big Band, and Pete Long’s ‘Jazz at the Philharmonic’.
He and pianist Will Barry have been playing as a duo for over a decade, throughout their schooling and later at the Royal Academy of Music. They have performed Gold's original music together at venues such as the Vortex and the 606 club. In this setting they feature original chamber jazz inspired by artists such as Tim Garland, Nigel Hitchcock, and Charlie Parker. The duo has recently been featured on BBC Radio 3's Jazz Now.