J[a]B[a]W is a free improvisation outfit featuring eclectic, hybrid instrumentation and vocalisation, creating an organic mash-up veering from delicate abstraction through insistent sonic curiosity to strident rhythmic statement.

John Jasnoch (guitars, mandolin)

Geoff Bright ( voice, soprano and bass saxophones, novelty instruments)

Gillian Whiteley (voice, violin, accordions, recorder, hurdy-gurdy, harmonium)






Upcoming gig     –   J[a]B[a]W & Emergence Collective

Free improvisation at On the Brink in conjunction with Over the Top. A courtyard gig featuring two improvising ensembles.

Date and time Sunday, October 10, 2021  at  3:00 PM – 5:00 PM                          Tickets from Eventbrite  

Location On the Brink Co Housing Community Ltd, 90 Osborne Road, Sheffield  View Map

Past performances

Listen to a live improvised performance recorded 19th January 2020 at the Ship and Mitre in Liverpool – on soundcloud here

Monday 27th January 2019 at Notes and Sounds, University Arms, Brook Hill, Sheffield




Sunday 19th January 2020 at the Ship and Mitre, Dale Street, LIVERPOOL, L2 2JH See here  View Map



Sunday 24th November 2019 as part of the Mopomoso sessions at the Vortex, Dalston, London



Thursday 26th September 2019 at the Summit The Eagle Inn, Salford