Richard Bona

LONDON Jazz Cafe
5 Parkway
London
NW1 7PG

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Richard Bona was first inspired to play electric bass by Jaco Pastorius. The Cameroon-born artist’s grooving ostinatos and rhythmic eruptions bring in jazz fans, but it’s Cuban and Caribbean dance music, Afrobeat and African traditional songs that give his music a much broader appeal.

Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Richard Bona was first inspired to play electric bass by the late Jaco Pastorius.

The Cameroon-born artist’s balletically light-stepping runs, lazily grooving ostinatos and rhythmic eruptions are what brings in the jazz fans, but it’s Cuban, Brazilian and Caribbean dance music, Afro-beat and African traditional songs gives his music a much broader appeal.

Having played with such diverse artists such as George Benson, Joe Zawinul and Chaka Khan, it’s with great pleasure that we welcome him back to our stage after a seven year absence.

This Cameroonian bassist and vocalist is one of Quincy Jones chosen few. Truly unique.

(Nigel Williams at Jazz FM)