Dedication Orchestra

LONDON Southbank Centre / Queen Elizabeth Hall
Belvedere Road
SE1 8 XX


A very rare opportunity to see the joyous rollercoaster of a big band that evokes the story of five South African exiles who transformed jazz after finding their way to Europe in the 1960s.  Fired by the whipcrack drumming of the surviving member of the Blue Notes, Louis Moholo-Moholo, the music of Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza and Johnny Dyani continues to live and breathe in ‘a bustling mix of freedom and discipline, of community and individualism’ (The Guardian).

The Dedication Orchestra brings together successive generations of musicians who have been inspired by the passionate commitment of this music – amongst them Steve BeresfordMaggie Nicols, Evan Parker, Keith Tippett, Julie Tippetts and Jason Yarde.

This show forms part of our 21 Commissions Programme