Announced: Virtuoso Drummer Jeff Ballard performs at Triskel
Triskel are delighted that Jeff Ballard will play at Triskel just days after the release of his new album, Fairgrounds.
The new album is produced by Edition Records, an independent and European label that presents new opportunities for him. As Jeff explains, “I feel extremely lucky to have come into contact with Dave and Edition Records. It is sort of a dream come true in that I feel with them I have the means, the modern means, to reach a larger public with complete artistic freedom and support. This is one of the benefits of having a forward thinking independent label which is dedicated to the artist like Edition is. It is obvious to me that their focus is on quality and longevity. And to be honest the passion I sense from them is contagious. I’m excited not just about this new record release and reaching out and connecting to more people thru a variety of new (for me) ways but I am just as excited – if not more so – about what’s coming next. Thanks Edition!”
This release marks a significant signing for Edition Records, as label boss Dave Stapleton explains, “To be able to work with Jeff on his album is both humbling and hugely exciting. Not only is he regarded as one of the greatest drummers in Jazz and has worked with some of the most celebrated musicians in this music, but he’s a musician and man of deep integrity and trust with an endless enthusiasm and passion. As a label growing in a very changeable industry, Jeff’s natural tendency to trust and his desire to work together on building audiences, perfectly fits with our own vision of working in a very open and collaborative way with artists. We’re incredibly excited to start to work on this great music. I’ve no doubt it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Jeff Ballard plays at Triskel on Thursday 31 January. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, click here.