Brotherhood Of Breath – The Music Of Chris McGregor
7pm – 7.30pm: Q&A | 8pm: Main Show
Presented by Kevin LeGendre – BBC 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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