The Printmakers

This group, assembled by the pianist Nikki Iles comprises musicians whom Nikki feels have left a special musical mark on the British Jazz scene.
They are: Guitarist Mike Walker, saxophonist Mark Lockheart, bassist Steve Watts and drummer James Maddren, and of course Nikki Iles and Norma Winstone.
Their material is eclectic including original compositions, contemporary songs by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Paul Simon and Steve Swallow, as well as pieces from the Great American Songbook. Their music is imaginative, exciting and full of humour.
They were nominated for the Parliamentary Jazz Awards in Best Group category in 2010.
Their new album “Westerly” was released this year.

Review by John Fordham, The Guardian