West London Buddhist Centre

Jazz/World Music Concert Time Loves Changes Quintet

Published in Non-Regular Cultural Event

  • Sun Jun 4th 2017
  • 8:00 pm
  • 10:00 pm
  • Booking not required
  • Suggested donation £10


An evening of Live Jazz and World Music with original compositions by Jonathan Cohen inspired by the Three ‘Jewels’ of Buddhism performed by the TIME LOVES CHANGES Quintet



ASAF SIRKIS – Drums, Percussion

ROBERT TOWNSEND – Saxophones, Flutes

RICHARD BOLTON – Guitars, Cello


Jonathan Cohen, Musician, Composer and Music Therapist, has composed and arranged original music inspired by the three ‘Jewels’ of Buddhism, Buddha – Dharma – Sangha. Joining Jonathan will be a ‘stellar’ line-up of the best Jazz Musicians and Improvisers around, for a performance that mixes entirely new compositions with original material from Jonathan’s two Time Loves Changes CD’s: ‘Life Cycles’ (TLC Octet featuring vocalist Christine Tobin, Alec Dankworth and Asaf Sirkis); and ‘Little Gidding – A Place In and Out of Time’ (TLC Sextet featuring Alec Dankworth and Paul Clarvis). Music for Head, Heart and Feet.

The ‘Time Loves Changes’ Quintet


Alec Dankworth (Double Bass) has played and recorded with John Dankworth, Cleo Laine, Dave Brubeck, Stephane Grappelli, Abdullah Ibrahim, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Mel Torme, Ginger Baker, Nigel Kennedy, James Galway, the L.S.O., and the Duke Ellington Orchestra.

Asaf Sirkis (Drums, Percussion), originally from Israel, has played and recorded with Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Christine Tobin, Robert Wyatt, John Etheridge, Gwilym Simcock, and a recent performance/webcast with the Jacob Collier Quartet at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. Asaf mixes jazz, contemporary and Middle Eastern influences, with the South Indian ‘Konokol’ vocal system.

Robert Townsend (Saxophones, Flutes) has toured with Steve Hackett (Genesis), Herbie Hancock trumpeter Eddie Henderson, and Django Bates, performed with Rick Wakeman and Bill Bruford (Yes), Robbie Williams, and lectures in Jazz at Middlesex University.

Richard Bolton (Guitars, Cello) has played with Willard White, Mike Westbrook, and film composer Zbigniew Preisner.

Jonathan Cohen (Piano, Vocal) leads Time Loves Changes, has composing/performing commissions from the TS Eliot Festival, Hospital Arts, Royal College of Music, Royal Opera House, Instant Classics Theatre, and is a professional Music Therapist in the NHS. He wrote the television play ‘The Compartment’ (BBC1) appearing with Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise.