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Courtney Pine - House of Legends

27th – 28th March 2024

House of Legends celebrates the influence and contributions to the UK from the many varied people of the Caribbean and re-release of his ground breaking debut album Journey To The Urge Within.

Ticket prices

£50 – £65

Line-up

COURTNEY PINE – soprano sax, Ewi
DESCHANEL GORDON – piano
CHRIS COBBSON. DOMINIC GRANT – guitar
SAMUEL DUBOIS – steel pans
RIO KAI – bass
ROBERT FORDJOUR – drums

The ground breaking, multi-instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience. Now with an OBE and CBE for services to music he continues to break new ground and numerous prestigious Industry awards.

Deeply steeped in the traditions of the Caribbean sees Courtney on top form, bringing together musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe for vibrant exchanges that tell tales of life from a truly multi-cultural view point. Expect an exhilarating mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso as played through the lens (saxophone) of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots.

In 1986 a 22 year old Courtney Pine appeared on the front cover of the iconic British music publication NME, still the only black British jazz artist to do so. The last quote in a two page interview read “You know I’m doing this for a reason” –now soon to be 60, you better believe he still is…

Courtney Pine was once hailed as British jazz’s saviour….he still is.

— The Independent