Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival

Huddersfield Jazz Guitar Festival

John and Kathy Dyson

Going under the name Inside Outside Duo, John and Kathy are a formidable team of saxophone and guitar.

Kathy Dyson: jazz guitar

Kathy is a jazz guitarist, composer, educator and researcher, living in Yorkshire. She performs with and writes for an octet, duo, trio and quartet playing original music and standards. She regularly plays with Deirdre Cartwright in the duo ‘Emily Remembered’ dedicated to the memory of Emily Remler, and also performs in the duo Inside Outside with husband John.

John Dyson: alto, tenor and soprano saxophones

John is a jazz musician living and working in Yorkshire. Like his jazz musician wife, Kathy Dyson, he performs and writes music for solo performance, duo, trio, quartet and octet. The most current band is The Jazz Police, a quintet which he co-leads with Kathy. Previously, John has lived and toured extensively in Western Europe playing with and absorbing styles and ideas from a wide range of European, African and American musicians. Returning from Europe, he settled in Hastings, and was involvedin the jazz scene on the south coast before moving back ‘up north’ 1996.

Press Quotes:
Chris Parker, Jazzwise magazine:
“Their material, all self-penned, consists in the main of airy, accessible themes upon which they share, with scrupulous fairness, both soloing and comping duties, his saxophones floating with almost Getz-like purity and warmth over her deft guitar playing, then her thoughtful, cogent guitar soloing making pure, wholly enjoyable, entirely unpretentious music.”

Mike Butler, City Life magazine:
“Compelling linear jazz with the accent on sensitive interplay and two-part invention. John and Kathy Dyson are, musically-speaking, the most close-knit of couples. His animated saxophone contributes a cogent flow to a two-way dialogue, and Kathy’s guitar work can glow in any setting.”








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