Multi-instrumentalist Courtney Pine is a British-born jazz giant. A pioneer of the British black community, he was the first black British jazz artist to make a serious mark on the jazz scene in the 1980â€™s. He defined the era and opened the door for many more to follow. With his trailblazing, contemporary style that integrates modern British sounds such as drum n bass, UK garage, soul, hip-hop and his deep rooted influences from across the Caribbean, Pine has remained at the forefront of UK jazz, collecting a plethora of awards along the way – BBC Jazz Awards, MOBOâ€™s, a Mercury Music Prize nomination and a CBE. For this very special show, Pine performs new, original music from his forthcoming recording, â€˜Black Notes From The Deepâ€™ that sees him to return to the tenor saxophone for the first time in a decade and features UK supreme soul vocalist Omar. This show will be, in the words of the Telegraph, â€œnothing short of breath-takingâ€ â€“ it doesnâ€™t get much better than this.
Line-Up: Courtney Pine (tenor saxophone/EWI), Robert Mitchell (piano/organ), Robert Fordjour (drums), Vidal Montgomery (bass) + Omar (vocals)
Age restriction 14+
Get here early and soak up the atmosphere of our Festival Village â€“ featuring a line-up of the finest names in London street food and an eclectic bill of bands and DJs. Start your gig the right way.
Alexandra Palace Way
Tube: Wood Green
Railway: Alexandra Palace Rail
Bus: W3 or Shuttle Bus
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