Wed 09.05.18

Brownswood presents: ‘We out here’ feat. Theon Cross + Joe Armon-Jones

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Two nights of live music presenting the new sound of London jazz

There are combi-tickets available at €23 for the Brownswood two-dayer.
Choose the price type ‘WE OUT THERE – COMBITICKETS’ on the order page. You will then receive a ticket that is valid for both 8 May (Moses Boyd - Solo-X) and 9 May (Theon Cross + Joe Armon-Jones). 

BROWNSWOOD PRESENTS: ‘WE OUT HERE’
The concept couldn’t be simpler. Gilles Peterson was so enthusiastic about the contemporary London jazz scene that he was prepared to go to any lengths to document it. He booked three days in a studio and appointed Shabaka Hutchings (Sons of Kemet, The Comet Is Coming) as musical director to guide the entire process. The mindframe: to emulate the creativity of the famous sessions of the ’60s and ’70s for Blue Note and Impulse! The result? “This scene has absorbed London music – be it grime, broken beat or electronic – and has innovated an exciting sonic identity removed from the jazz tradition. ‘We Out Here’ is a celebration of this momentous scene and provides an untouchable time capsule.”

THEON CROSS
Mainly known as tuba player with the fabulous Sons Of Kemet founded by Shabaka Hutchings. In his own trio – in the superb company of drummer Moses Boyd and saxophonist/fluitist Nubya Garcia – he combines his musical penchant for Carribbean music and New Orleans. His album ‘Your Queen Is A Reptile’ is soon to be released.

Line up:
Theon Cross (tuba)
Moses Boyd (drums)
Nubya Garcia (sax)

JOE ARMON-JONES
Pianist Joe Armon-Jones has worked with Pharoahe Monch as well as Ata Kak (see: Awesome Tapes From Africa), was co-founder of the Ezra Collective, and is a member of Nubya Garcia’s band. His latest EP ‘Idiom’ (with Nubya Garcia, amongst others) was described by Vinyl Factory as ‘A record that captures the jazz routes and roots coursing through London at the moment, tying together the convergent legacies of broken beat, house, 2-step and fusion.’

Line up:
Moses Boyd (drums)
Nubya Garcia (sax)
David Mrakpor (bass)
Asheber (Niles Hailstones) (vocals)
Dylan Jones (trumpet) 
Joe Armon-Jones (piano)

This concert is presented as part of the fourth edition of “Europe Day”, AB’s annual celebration dedicated to European talent.

This event is the opportunity to bring the public together around the values of exchange and diversity, and to celebrate Europe in music. Just like the previous years, the event is organised by Liveurope, the first European platform of live music venues supporting emerging talent across borders.

One year and half after the Brexit referendum, we haven’t forgotten our British friends and we are proud to highlight the up-and-coming London jazz scene and present a strong and positive vision of Europe that is extended across the Channel.

After all, could music be the extra touch of soul that is missing to rebuild the European narrative? This question will be explored before the shows through a series of panels where artists, political figures, civil society activists and journalists will share their idea of Europe with the audience.

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