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 […]

Catch A Fire – Interview with Reggae Steady Ska blog

Perfect timing! First rehearsal today for Jazz Jamaica All Stars’ Catch A Fire show next weekend, and I’ve just heard  from blogger Peter Clemm that he’s posted the interview I did with him on our 2012 Catch A Fire  tour. Thanks for this Peter, and glad you enjoyed the show! To book tickets for the Catch […]

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 …

URGENT: Male Voices needed for Catch A Fire (Catch A Choir) at Southbank Centre

Shout out to any brilliant male vocalists in the London area who are interested in joining the 70+ voice VoiceLab choir for our Catch A Fire show in the Queen Elizabeth Hall at Southbank Centre, London on Wednesday 24 October as part of the Lively…

Catch A Fire

Photo credit: Gary Crosby with Jason Yarde by Ben Amure Jazz Jamaica is supersizing and I’m putting my big band, Jazz Jamaica All Stars back on the road as part of our celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Jamaican Independence. I’ve added 10 jaz…