Fri 11 - Sun 20 November 2016

Courtney Pine - House of Legends and Monty Alexander - Harlem Kingston Express

LONDON Barbican
Silk Street

A heady cocktail of great Caribbean music spirit. 

Monty Alexander was nominated for a Grammy for his Harlem-Kingston Express album, and now he’s turned it into a killer live show – essentially it’s a jazz group and a reggae band in one, with Monty driving both sides forward from the piano. 

Courtney Pine has returned to his own roots with House of Legends, an exuberant celebration of Caribbean music’s traditions and futures. Courtney leads from the front on saxophone in what he calls ‘a show to dance to’.

The band also features members of the Aswad horn section including Michael 'Bami' Rose on sax and Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton on trumpet.

Expect special guests from Jamaican music down the generations in a night of exuberant Jamaican spirit. 
Courtney himself will perform a new work commissioned as part of the Festival's 21 Commissions project.

Pre-concert panel session on the history and impact of Caribbean jazz, in the Fountain Room at 6pm (free to all).

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Tags: Courtney Pine, Monty Alexander, London Barbican, Jazz, Sax, Reggae, 21 Commissions