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15 - 24 November 2024


Abdullah Ibrahim Trio

Abdullah Ibrahim Trio

Sat 15 July 2023

Stage time / 7:30pm

Doors / 7:00pm

Summer Series


Silk Street

South Africa’s most distinguished pianist and a world-respected master musician, Abdullah Ibrahim, returns to London for a mesmerizing evening at the Barbican with his trio of Cleave Guyton and Noah Jackson.

Any performance from Cape Town’s jazz hero is a journey through a lifetime’s experience; the musical melting pot of his upbringing (gospel and jive, American jazz and classical music, sacred and secular) and the music of his jazz heroes (Ellington and Coltrane amongst them) all skilfully embroidered by his free-flowing piano invention.

Abdullah Ibrahim Trio

Abdullah Ibrahim

Cleave Guyton Flute, Piccolo, Saxophone

Noah Jackson Bass, Cello

"People don't like Abdullah Ibrahim, they adore him, bestowing on him the devotion normally reserved for Nina Simone. When he plays, melodies tumble out effortlessly, as he slides from theme to theme like a laid-back South African reincarnation of Thelonious Monk."


"The humble high priest of international jazz".


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