Asaf Sirkis/Sylwia Bialas IQ

The Sirkis/ Bialas. International Quartet is a fresh, new collaboration between Israeli drummer/composer Asaf Sirkis and Polish vocalist extraordinaire Sylwia Bialas.

Expect soulful melodies, high energy virtuoso lines, strong grooves from this electro-acoustic jazz ensemble topped off with an ethnic twist.

With an emphasis on band interaction and sheer joy of playing, this band celebrates music from both collaborators, covering a wide range of influences such as contemporary classical music, Polish folk, South Indian & Middle Eastern musics as well as a wide range of dynamics – from the most delicate ballad all the way to high-energy electric virtuoso lines and everything in between. Expect some uncommonly used instruments and sound effects.

The quartet`s latest album “Come To Me“ was released 2014 at the London Jazz Festival and the band has been touring in the UK and Europe since.

Asaf Sirkis – drums / compositions

Sylwia Bialas – vocals / compositions

Frank Harrison – piano, keyboards

Kevin Glasgow – electric bass

“Since arriving in London from Israel at the end of the ’90s, Asaf Sirkis has earned a reputation as one of the world’s premier drummers” Ian Patterson, All About Jazz

Asaf / Bialas will also be running a MASTERCLASS at Bristol Folk House. You can claim 20% off the masterclass when booking in conjunction with this event. Speak to Colston Hall Box Office for booking.