Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Robert Glasper Headlines Hull Jazz Fest 15-19 November
Multi Grammy Award-winning US Pianist/Producer Robert Glasper (pictured) headlines the international line-up for Hull Jazz Festival 24th Winter Edition, performing with his band Robert Glasper Experiment on Friday 18th November at Hull Truck Theatre. Glasper, known for his genre-defying collaborations with artists including Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Mos Def and Jay-Z, will be performing tracks from the Experiment’s new Blue Note album, Artscience, ahead of their headline show at London Jazz Festival.
The festival opens at Hull Truck Theatre on Tuesday 15th November with Grammy-nominated vocalist Stacey Kent. She’ll be performing tracks from her new album Tenderly, a collaboration with renowned Brazilian guitarist-composer-producer Roberto Menescal, one of the founders of bossa nova.
On Thursday 17th November, vocalist Sarah Jane Morris and guitarist Antonio Forcione come together to perform tracks from their new album Compared to What, the result of a fruitful and varied songwriting collaboration.
The programme continues on Friday 18th November when the University of Hull present Phil Robson Organ Trio. The all star band features versatile guitarist and composer Phil Robson, Hammond virtuoso Ross Stanley and powerful drummer Gene Calderazzo.
On Saturday 19th November young local jazz talent takes the spotlight as Hull Jazz Festival’s collaboration with Hull Music Hub sees the combined talents of the City of Hull and East Riding Youth Jazz Orchestras take to the Hull Truck stage. The show also sees the Jazz Festival debut of Hull Big Band, featuring 17 of the region’s leading young players.
Saturday’s programme at Hull Truck Theatre continues with Tom Harrison Quintet, the stunning new project from rising star saxophonist Harrison. Joined by internationally-acclaimed vocalist Cleveland Watkiss, the chordless lineup of five unique instrumental personalities will interpret the music of the great Duke Ellington.
Proceedings come to a close on 19th November with Omar Puente Cuban Sextet: Best Foot Forward. World-renowned violinist Omar Puente leads a multinational sextet on tracks firmly rooted in his Afro Cuban heritage. The show fuses musical experiences from Brazil, Africa, the Caribbean and Europe with a deep understanding of Jazz