Robert Glasper

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street


After dominating the jazz charts, winning a couple of R&B Grammys, and recording with the likes of Erykah Badu, Norah Jones, Snoop Dogg, Mos Def, Q-Tip, Kanye West, Maxwell and Snoop Dogg, what do you do next? 

If you’re restless band leader Robert Glasper, you score a Miles Davis film, play keys all over Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly and re-set what’s possible.

Now he returns for a special festival performance showcasing new material as well as his own take on the songs of one of his personal heroes, Stevie Wonder. A terrific band features the brilliant bassist and Blue Note Recording artist Derrick Hodge, current Experiment guitarist Mike Severson, keyboardist and producer Travis Sayles, and multi-faceted drummer George Spanky McCurdy.

Special guests include the brilliant vocalists BilalLaDonna Harley-PetersVula (LaSharVu), Brendan Reilly and Laura Mvula.

Robert Glasper’s first UK show was as a relative unknown in the 2005 Festival as a Gilles Peterson tip for the future – and he’s returned many times since, providing some of the highlights of recent years. Glasper’s 25th Festival birthday special promises to be a truly spectacular concert.