Sunday 25th April
As we welcome in the new year, our doors are still closed to live audiences but we can still give you some live music. The show will be at 8pm BST. The live stream will appear live here so simply bookmark this page. It is also available directly from our Facebook and our YouTube channel.
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Line-up: ANTHONY KERR vibraphone; JEREMY BROWN bass; ED RICHARDSON drums
The Art Of The Vibes: the Evolution Of The Most Enchanting Instrument In Jazz
Throughout jazz history, the vibraphone has typically assumed the role of a ‘melody instrument’ such as a saxophone or a trumpet, playing in ensembles with a piano or another chordal instrument such as a guitar. This was the case for such influential masters as Lionel Hampton, Milt Jackson and Bobby Hutcherson.
It is in the much rarer trio setting, however, that the vibraphone truly comes into its own. Playing in this four-mallet style made famous by Gary Burton, Anthony and the trio explore the history of jazz from a vibraphone perspective, drawing upon a diverse selection of music from the last 100 years.
Anthony is accompanied by Jeremy Brown (bass) and Ed Richardson (drums).
Anthony Kerr is widely regarded as one of the finest vibraphone players in jazz today.
Originally from Belfast, he spent two years in New York in the 1980s before settling in London. During the last three decades, he has performed and recorded extensively with such artists as Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, Marti Pellow, Peter Long and the BBC Big Band.
Anthony is also professor of jazz vibraphone at the Royal College of Music in London.
“Played unbelievably” - Jazz Magazine