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Sleek & Beautiful

Ambient Jazz Soundscapes

Sleek & Beautiful

Who

We are a duo, consisting of Bev Knowlden, a Jazz saxophonist with rock tendencies with Peter Shearn, a Rock Guitarist with Jazz influences. Both share a fascination with ambience.

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What

Using Loops and electronics, Pete and Bev improvise music based on original formats along with some song standards such as 'Cry Me A River', 'Take 5' and 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' for example.

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Where

Jazzient perform in restaurants for diners, in galleries for viewers, cinemas for guests, on the streets for people and always for enjoyment.

samples of our music

We hope you enjoy a selection of our musings...

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GhostShips

A light reggae inspired by the minimal playing of Ernest Ranglin. (STUDIO RECORDING)

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Knit One Live

An easy laid back groove to dream by. (LIVE RECORDING)

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Over The Rainbow Live

Our version of the classic song (LIVE RECORDING)

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Run

Pulsing beats and voyaging saxophones. (STUDIO RECORDING)

Things we say

Very opinionated we are

February 12, 2018 No Comments

Gadgeteteeery

New Year New Gadgets!   Being lucky, I (Peter) had a guitar built at Crimson Guitars in Dorset. They created (eventually!) a lovely guitar largely based around similar one they made for Robert Fripp. I had mine made without the midi pick-up which is on his. The reason being that Boss have created a foot-pedal […]

November 25, 2017 No Comments

Side benefits

One of the great side effects of playing live music is the places that you go to play. One of the finest places we’ve encountered is the Totnes Cinema. Lovingly regenerating a new picturehouse where an original cinema – the Romany Cinema – once existed and closed in the 1960’s. It since became the Library […]

November 14, 2017 No Comments

Great Ambient Music (two)

              Great? Well No, actually! So why talk about this album then you weirdo? I hear you say. Well, a video appeared on FaceBook with a guy playing a hammer dulcimer. And very lovely it is too. I find the percussive sound of this instrument very attractive.  The first […]