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12-21 November 2021

Blues & Roots Ensemble

Blues & Roots Ensemble

Fri 19 November 2021

Stage time / 8:00pm

Doors / 7:00pm

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LONDON Spice of Life,
6 Moor Street



Blues and Roots Ensemble is a 9-piece band dedicated to sharing the music of the legendary composer/bandleader, Charles Mingus.

Line Up:

Ed Babar: Double bass/ Artistic director

Flavio Li Vigni: Drums

Pete Letanka: Piano

Tara Minton: Vocal

Lilia Iontecheva: Percussions

David Lalljee: Trombone

George Millard: saxophone

Victor Hecharria: Trumpet

Frances Leith: French Horn

Led by double bassist Ed Babar, the band performs creative arrangements of Mingus classics as well as unarchiving his lesser know works. From his raucous dedications to jazz giants, scathing protest music of the 1950s, and the joyous celebration of gospel music BARE gives the full experience of everything that Mingus music has to offer.

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