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Brotherhood Of Breath – The Music Of Chris McGregor

Friday 26th January 2018 -


7pm – 7.30pm: Q&A | 8pm: Main Show

Presented by Kevin LeGendreBBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up

The Brotherhood Of Breath is fully deserving of legend status. Founded by pianist-composer Chris McGregor in the late ‘60s the big band was a joyous, raucous, highly adventurous blend of South African and British jazz that partly picked up where the the pioneering Blue Notes left off. Township riffs, swing and avant-garde came together in an ensemble boasting icons such as Dudu Pukwana, Evan Parker and Harry Beckett. The 13-strong reincarnation for ‘Brotherhood Of Breath’ in 2018 includes star players and promises to be a compelling representation of the multi-cultural riches of the contemporary British jazz scene.

Piano: Alastair Gavin

Bass: Michael Bailey

Drums: Steve Arguelles

Trumpets: Dave Devries, Claude Deppa, Chris Batchelor

Trombones: Annie Whitehead, Fyass Virji

Saxophones: Chris Biscoe, Dave Bitelli, Julian Nicholas, Robbie Juritz, Frank Williams

Ropetackle Cafe Suppers Shoreham

We're serving delicious food before this event from 6pm! Mains cost £7, desserts £3, or the two-course meal for £9.50. Advance booking necessary, to do so simply email Click on the icon to see what's on the menu.

Main: Beef Ragu with Pasta, Salad and Garlic Bread / Vegetable Curry, Rice and Papadums

Dessert: Sticky Toffee Pudding