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The Beatnik Preachers

Musically Exquisite, Lyrically Explicit - Artistically Evocative, Socially Provocative -  the Beatnik Preachers meld a blistering style of jazz with original beat-poetry to form a unique ensemble that provides a palette for both the ears and the mind.

Anthony Norris (trumpet and spoken word) joined by Rob Burke (sax) gather the funky drumming of  Miles Henry and the groove of bassist Nick Haywood to drive a quintet allowing the sublime piano of Joel Louis to evoke and provoke both melody and harmony. Norris and Burke are melodically divine yet technically elaborate, thereby adding a unique interplay of risk and trust within the ensemble that is joyous and raucous. Firmly in the spirit of jazz whilst celebrating the human condition and investigating issues that currently face each and every one of us.

the Beatnik Preachers

Anthony ‘ToK’ Norris - trumpet and spoken word

Rob Burke - tenor and soprano sax

Nick Haywood - double bass

Miles Henry - drums

Joel Louis - piano and keys


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