Fri 10 - Sun 19 November 2017
Courtney Pine featuring Omar
+ Nikki Yeoh
LONDON Bridge Theatre
One Tower Bridge
Following their sold-out Barbican show in March, the return of this new project which sees two of the UK’s finest jazz and soul talents – Courtney Pine and Omar – composing, recording and performing new original material together for the first time.
No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past thirty years than jazz-giant, saxophonist Courtney Pine. 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. In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene and some 30 years on he continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious Industry awards. In this programme, he returns to the tenor saxophone for the first time in a decade.
Soul star Omar, whose 1992 hit single There’s Nothing Like This established an instantly recognisable sound, has since earned widespread critical acclaim and collaborated with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson and Angie Stone.
Courtney Pine presented Nikki Yeoh with the Instrumentalist of the Year award at the Jazz FM Awards, and now he’s delighted to invite her to open this concert with a special solo set.
This show forms part of the EFG Excellence Series