Jean Toussaint Allstar 6tet with Byron Wallen, Dennis Rollins, Jason Rebello and special guest Soweto Kinch
Grammy-winning Jazz Messenger saxophonist, composer and bandleader Jean Toussaint brings his latest project on the road, joining forces with Byron Wallen on trumpet, Dennis Rollins on trombone, Jason Rebello on piano, Mutale Chashi on bass and Ben Brown on drums. Also joining as a special guest will be multi- award winning MC, saxophonist and composer, Soweto Kinch.
Toussaint will be playing material from his new album entitled Jean Toussaint: Songs for Sisters Brothers and others – which is a collection of songs dedicated to his siblings, and which pays tribute to important people and places in his life.
Opening the night will be drummer, producer and composer Romarna Campbell, whose nomadic spirit lives in her jazz and hip hop-infused music.
Romarna’s storytelling begins with the drums. Her irrepressible energy can be heard on tracks like ‘Inherently Political’, a super-charged sonic assault on racism that immediately won favour with the likes of Anne Frankenstein, Jazz FM’s Tony Minvielle and had her crowned by Jamz Supernova as 'New Name of the Week'.
Having honed her craft with Berklee College of Music, Tomorrow's Warriors and the Notebenders, Romarna stands on the shoulders of giants, drawing inspiration from the view, as she beats a path forward that is very much her own.