Adam Glasser’s South African Sextet

Details

Date: 19 May 2020
End Date: 19 May 2020
Type: open

TIME: 8.30 – 11.00PM
TICKETS: £10 ON THE DOOR

PERSONNEL
Adam Glasser (piano & harmonica)
Chris Batchelor (trumpet)
Steve Buckley (alto sax)
George Crowley (tenor sax)
Steve Watts (bass)
Tim Giles (drums)
Tonight we welcome a sextet with some familiar faces – Adam Glasser’s unique harmonica sound combines his South African roots with many years immersed in the UK jazz scene initially playing piano his own groups as well as for SA legends such Dudu Pukwana, and as musical director for 16 years of the veteran SA vocal group the Manhattan Brothers. His 16 years as musical director led to his producing their final album ‘Inyembezi’ for EMI in 2006. Adam has since released 2 critically acclaimed albums of his own – ‘Free at First’ (2010 SAMA Best Modern Jazz Album) and ‘Mzansi’ (nominated 2012 SAMA Best Jazz Album). Adam’s playing credits include Hugh Masekela, Joe Zawinul, Martha Reeves, Jimmy Witherspoon, Sting and the Eurythmics. Chris Batchelor needs no introduction, trumpeter and composer, founder member with Loose Tubes alongside another Tubes member Steve Buckley, plus the sax player George Crowley. Under pinned by bassist Steve Watts and drummer Tim Giles