Saturday, 26 April 2014

Roger Beaujolais at the Capstone

Roger Beaujolais originally gained recognition with 80’s jump jive favourites The Chevalier Brothers whose musicianship & anarchic brand of humour took them all over the world.

After a brief spell with the chart topping Fairground Attraction, Roger formed latin jazz outfit the Beaujolais Band releasing two top selling albums on Acid Jazz Records. These were outsold by his jazz/funk/soul albums with Vibraphonic released on the same label.

Roger was later signed to Disney’s Hollywood Records in USA for two more Vibraphonic albums before concentrating on writing and performing acoustically with his quintet and quartet.

Along the way he has played sessions with many massive artists including Duffy, Rumer, Robert Plant, Morrissey, Kirsty MacColl, Roni Size, Paul Weller, Guy Chambers and Alexander O’Neal. He is a Professor of Music at Trinity College of Music.

His superb band include pianist Robin Aspland (who has played, toured and recorded with, amongst others, Stanley Turrentine, Benny Golson, Slim Gaillard, John Abercrombie, Joe Lovano, Eddie Henderson, Carmen Lundy, Freddie Hubbard, Art Farmer, Monty Alexander & Eddie Harris), bassist Simon Thorpe (noted for his work with Stacey Kent) and top session drummer Winston Clifford

Roger Beaujolais Quartet Sat17 May 2014 7:30 PM

Roger Beaujolais – vibraphone/composer
Robin Aspland – piano
Simon Thorpe - bass
Winston Clifford – drums


Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, Liverpool, L6 1HP
Tel: 0151 291 3578

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