Get your skank on in STYLE!
Jazz Jamaica All Stars featuring Brindsley Forde (Aswad) and Carroll Thompson (Hopelessly in Love) dig into the vaults of the iconic Trojan Records label to serve up this big live celebration of the sounds of Jamaica.
Formed in 1991 by Gary Crosby OBE – bassist, band leader and nephew of Jamaica’s legendary guitarist Ernest Ranglin – the mighty Jazz Jamaica have rightly earned their reputation as “one of the UK’s leading good-time bands”’ (The Independent) from their many exuberant live performances and dynamic album releases over the past three decades.
Crosby’s concept was to create a quintessential fusion of mento, ska, reggae and jazz, playing classic and modern jazz standards alongside Jamaican folksongs, and it is his leadership and drive that continues to ensure the evolution of Jazz Jamaica.
This concert will also feature a community choir. Please see our Take Part page for ways to participate in this unique project.
This event is a Bridgewater Hall commission as part of Streetwise Opera’s Re:Discover Festival 7th & 8th June 2024, a two day celebration exploring the music of artists of African and Caribbean heritage. More events coming soon – to find out more about Re:Discover and Streetwise Opera, please visit www.streetwiseopera.org/projects/rediscover