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Jazz Jamaica

23dec9:00 pm11:00 pmJazz JamaicaBassist and bandleader Gary Crosby brings Jazz Jamaica back to Hideaway for a Christmas special, mixing up jazz and ska classics, bringing in some reggae vibes and performing with a swing and zeal that has made them festival favourites around the world.

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“Jazz Jamaica should be permanent ambassadors to the United Nations of Good Times”. Cheltenham International Jazz Festival
In 1991, inspired by the rhythms of traditional Jamaican music and the largely improvisational nature of jazz, original Jazz Warrior and veteran jazz double bassist, Gary Crosby, turned a musical concept into a joyful reality. Crosby’s concept was to create a quintessential fusion of mento, ska, reggae and jazz, playing classic and modern jazz standards alongside Jamaican folksongs. The result was Jazz Jamaica.
Since its realisation, Crosby has developed the Jazz Jamaica concept by introducing a stream of talented young jazz musicians, so increasing the size of the pool of Jazz Jamaicans, and enabling him to push the boundaries of the music played. Collectively, Crosby and his musicians represent the finest exponents of this unique musical fusion known as skazz, a fusion loved and appreciated by everyone, of all ages and colours around the globe. In 2002, Jazz Jamaica All Stars were winners of the BBC Radio Jazz Award for Best Band.
Crosby’s leadership and drive continue to ensure the evolution of Jazz Jamaica – a process that is encapsulated by the recent headline grabbing collaborative project “Catch A Fire” that saw the band join a 240 voice choir, the Urban Soul Orchestra and Brinsley Forde (Aswad) in a celebration of the music of Bob Marley at the Royal Festival Hall this Summer.
Myrna Hague – Vocals, Gary Crosby – Double Bass, Kevin Robinson – Trumpet, Denys Baptiste – Tenor Sax, Harry Brown – Trombone, Rod Youngs – Drums, Peter Eckford – Percussion, Shirley Tetteh – Guitar, Camilla George – Alto Sax, Sarah Tandy – Piano


Price £



December 23, 2016 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm(GMT+01:00)

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