French musicians Alexandre Herer and Oliver Laisney were invited over to the Manchester Jazz Festival by Jazz North to meet Northern musicians and see if there might be shared interest in a setting up a new collaborative project for a future Jazz Shuttle application. Alexandre and Oliver are members of the Parisian collective Onze Heures Onze. The collective also run an annual jazz festival in Paris.
Top picture: Oliver Laisney, James Mainwaring, Alexandre Herer, Luke Reddin-Williams, Mick Bardon and Johnny Richards at Limefield, Manchester.
On their second day Alexander and Oliver met musicians from the Leeds’ scene at Limefield Studio, Manchester.
Photographs by Porl Medlock.