Now Is The Time to be back on the road with Denys Baptiste

Enjoying being back on the road with my good friend, Denys Baptiste for his new Now Is The Time…Let Freedom Ring! project paying tribute to Dr Martin Luther King Jr as part of our 2013 Lively Up! Festival.  Great music as ever, and great to be part of this incredible band. Check out the tour dates on the Festival/Denys’ […]

Peter Ind’s 85th Birthday Party – Ronnie Scotts – 28 July

Really looking forward to tomorrow lunchtime (28 July). Along with a few others (Pete King, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll and David Preston) I’ll be playing with my bass teacher, mentor and long-time friend, Peter Ind at Ronnie Scotts in celebration of his 85th Birthday. Going to be a wonderful, chilled out party. Hoping to catch […]

SOLD OUT! Catch A Fire blows the roof off Royal Festival Hall

Unbelievable! We did it! We sold out the Royal Festival Hall with Catch A Fire on Saturday night and blew the roof off! That’s our second sold out Catch A Fire show at Southbank Centre in 9 months (we filled the Queen Elizabeth Hall last October when we were touring as part of the Lively Up! Festival). […]

Catch A Fire redux

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London felt like an oven as I made my way to the South Bank to watch Gary Crosby’s augmented Jazz Jamaica celebrate the 40th anniversary of Catch A Fire last night. It reminded me of the evening of September 20, 1972, when I landed at Palisadoes Airport in Kingston, Jamaica…

Marlbank preview of Catch A Fire @ Royal Festival Hall

Just saw this very nice preview by Stephen Graham of our RFH show. Moved to the bigger Royal Festival Hall for this show on Saturday night, last autumn’s QEH show next door squeezed more than 110 people on to the stage as Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Urban Soul Orchestra and Voicelab with special guest Brinsley Forde […]

How AWESOME is Jazz Jamaica’s CATCH A FIRE? Watch this then book tickets! Another chance to see the AWESOME Jazz Jamaica All Stars’ CATCH A FIRE Saturday 13 July 2013 @ Royal Festival Hall, London —– Back by popular demand after a sell-out show at London’s Southbank Centre in 2012 — but now bigger than ever. This sensational new interpretation of Bob Marley and the Wailers’ iconic album features Jazz Jamaica All Stars, Urban […]

BREAKING NEWS: CATCH A FIRE to reignite Southbank Centre

BREAKING NEWS: We did say it was getting warmer and we weren’t talking about the weather! Brilliant news…The fires have just been re-lit for our Catch A Fire project at Southbank Centre, London but this time EVEN BIGGER! Whereas last time we were in the Queen Elizabeth Hall with an 80+voice choir (which sold out two weeks […]

CATCH A FIRE – London and Birmingham Shows SOLD OUT!

We’re having the most incredible time on tour with Jazz Jamaica All Stars and our wonderful friends, Brinsley Forde, Stephen Hussey and the guys and girls from Urban Soul Orchestra. From the day we all came together for the first rehearsal, we’ve …