Saxophonist and composer Diane McLoughlin’s new ensemble explores the boundaries between classical, folk and jazz. Featuring saxophone, violin, double bass and piano, the music allows space to explore sound and silence. This creates intensity and intimacy, echoing chamber music of the classical tradition. Quiet and brooding, serene and uplifting, with influences from Keith Jarrett to Poulenc, Bartok and Balkan folk music, The Casimir Connection is a jazz chamber group for the modern era.
band leader / composer / saxophones
Currently playing with the ARQ (the Alison Rayner Quintet) Diane has lead many groups including Giant Steppes, her 18 piece big band, which performed to critical acclaim throughout Britain.
Kit is a professional violinist, pianist and arranger. He has performed internationally, playing with the Santiago Philharmonic Orchestra and working with artists as diverse as Tim Minchen, Anthony and the Johnsons, Jamie Cullum and Aphex Twin. Currently playing with the National Symphony Orchestra. Founding member of The Heritage Orchestra.
piano / violin
Pawel is a classically trained multi instrumentalist, composer and producer. He works with many artists including Mary Coughlan and Graham J.
Tim has played extensively both in Britain and worldwide, in wide ranging musical genres with ensembles such as the London Improvisers Orchestra, Ti/om and the Markhov Chain, Yasmin Levy, the John Martin Quartet and Madwort's Menagerie.
Dave Gelly (The Guardian)
Andy Robson (Jazzwise magazine)
Watch The Casimir Connection perform 'Eisenstein's Theory' live at the Lauderdale House, London, 30 September 2017.
For more videos visit our Youtube channel.
All photographs by Mandy Wimsett.