Tuesday 10th April 2018
- Wednesday 11th April 2018
£20.00 - £40.00
Doors open 6pm
7pm Cherise Adams-Burnett
8.15pm Marcus Strickland Twi-Life
11pm Late Late Show
Marcus Strickland - saxophones, Mitch Henry - keys, Kyle Miles - electric bass, Jonathan Barber - drums.
Marcus Strickland has started to turn heads in the most thriving but most competitive jazz scene on the planet ...his tone: liquid and luminous, yet forceful and exact. JazzTimes Magazine
Following a series of sold-out shows with Chris Dave and the Drumhedz at the 2014 Festival, multi-reedist and beatmaker Marcus Strickland returns with his trailblazing new Twi-Life band.
Described by Strickland as a refuge for trying out my wildest ideas, Twi-Life combines fluid improvisation, deep grooves and Strickland-produced beats to create a genre-defying synthesis of soul, jazz-funk and R&B.
For these shows, Strickland assembles the talents of some of America's most innovative and unpredictable artists to perform tracks taken from his current Blue Note/ Revive Records release, Nihil Novi produced by the phenomenal Meshell Ndegeocello
CHERISE ADAMS-BURNETT vocals/flute
SHEILA M MAURICE trumpet
SAM WATTS keys
DANIEL CASIMIR bass
OLLY SARKAR drums
Support tonight comes from rising star Cherise Adams-Burnett. Still just 23 years of age, Cherise Adams-Burnett is quickly becoming recognised a fiercely talented vocalist and musician. Since graduating from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, Cherise has been invited to perform at many of the UK’s most prestigious venues and festivals ranging from The BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall to Love Supreme Jazz Festival.
Her performance style fuses her passion for soul and neo-soul with a great appreciation and understanding of the great jazz vocalists. Her unique delivery has won plaudits from audiences and critics and she has already been invited to collaborate with highly established artists and groups including Nu-Civilisation Orchestra, Clare Teal, China Moses and Ashley Henry.
For several years Cherise has been the vocalist for the highly inventive group Trope and they have recently released their first EP on the Jazz:Refreshed record label. The group continues to go from strength to strength with the support of the label.
Never content to rest on her laurels, Cherise continues to develop as a musician whilst being grateful for the wonderful opportunities that come with that growth.
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