Content by tag "London"

MUSICIAN Born:

Tim Boniface

London based multi-instrumentalist and composer. Mainstream stylist on tenor and alto saxes and piano; plays flugelhorn and guitar on some gigs and recordings. Also a priest in the Church of England. Notable original works: jazz suites, The Eight Words (2016) and The Infant (2019). Recent collaborators (live and studio) include Polly Gibbons, Phil Merriman, Alice Zawadski, James Pearson, Irene Serra, Scott Hamilton, Andy Cooper, Tara Minton, Raphael Clarkson, Ed Babar, Jon Ormston. 20yr collaborative partnership based in Ashtead, Surrey, with drummer Tom Early, who runs Ashtead Jazz Club.

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Edward Burra, Aaron Douglas: Into The Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art

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Edward Burra, Aaron Douglas, Colette Omogbai, Uche Okeke, et al.
Barbican Art Gallery
Into The Night: Cabarets and Clubs in Modern Art
London
October 3, 2019

This evocative exhibition explores from a global perspective the role of cabarets, cafes and clubs in 1880s through late ...

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The Vinyl Frontier: The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record

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The Vinyl Frontier:The Story Of The Voyager Golden Record
Jonathon Scott
288 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-4729-5613-2
Bloomsbury Sigma
2019

It was a message-in-a-bottle on a truly cosmic scale. In 1977, two golden records containing images, music and sounds from Earth were attached to the sides of the Voyager I ...

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Respect to Aretha at Barbican Hall

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Nona Hendryx, Bettye LaVette, José James, Alice Russell, Zara McFarlane, Antibalas
Barbican Hall
Respect to Aretha
London
September 12, 2019

Great artists deserve posthumous tributes worthy of their talent--and sometimes they get them. So far, Aretha Franklin, who passed in 2018, is doing well. The long-delayed ...

MUSICIAN Born:

Alex Lofoco

Born and raised in Rome Alex moved to London where he graduated in Popular Music Performance – BMus (Hons) at the University of West London. Alex releases his progressive fusion debut album Beyond in December 2017, featuring guest artists Marco Minnemann on drums (Aristocrats), keyboard Wizard Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), Eric Marienthal (Chick Corea Elektric Band), Jesus Molina and guitarist, composer and co-producer Roby Meola. Alex holds masterclasses and clinic worldwide invited by music colleges including the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, BIMM and the ICMP in London. In 2018 Alex publishes his unique method for guitar and bass SCALE COLOUR SYSTEM – an innovative way to larn the fretboard and unlock your playing

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Trish Clowes: Sounding Colors, Playing With Gravity

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If it hadn't been that day, twenty some years ago when the young Trish Clowes first felt the pull of the tenor saxophone, it would surely have been another.

Barely in her teens at the time, Shropshire-born saxophonist and award-winning composer Clowes already played piano, clarinet and sang when she went to see her ...

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Waldo's Gift: Capturing the Moment

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If you were to somehow draw a map of the UK along cultural rather than demographic lines, suddenly jny: London wouldn't be so disproportionately large. After all, the most influential pop group of all time came from a small city a few hundred kilometres north of the capital. jny: Bristol is another town that has carved ...

MUSICIAN Active since:

Led Bib

Drummer and composer Mark Holub formed Led Bib in 2003 for a university masters project. Made up of his Middlesex university friends, the five piece played its first gig at London’s Klinker Club on February 24th 2004 to ten people in the backroom of a North London pub. Five years later they were performing on primetime TV to millions, having been nominated as a Mercury Prize album of the year. Theirs was a full gas acceleration to that point. Having had their first album met with widespread critical praise in May 2005, they also won the Peter Whittingham Jazz Award in the same year