Courtney Pine: House of Legends + Rosie Turton
No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty + years than 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.
His critically acclaimed House of Legends project sees Courtney return to the instrument he is best known for – the saxophone and features his soprano sax exclusively for the first time. Deeply steeped in the traditions of the Caribbean, this very personal project 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 viewpoint.
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.
Opening set from trombonist, composer and producer Rosie Turton - a rising star on the UK music scene, cited by The Guardian as ‘One To Watch’. She released her debut LP, ‘Rosie’s 5ive’, with Jazz Re:freshed. Rosie’s musical path is defined by her unwavering desire to explore new territories: sounds, textures and collaborations, she’s always open to discoveries. Her music tells the tales of meditative soundscapes and improvisations, blurring the lines between the acoustic and electronic universes.