LIVE: Coltrane’s gift to humanity ‘A Love Supreme’

Awesome gig the other day (21 Oct) at The Ivy Arts Centre at University of Surrey in Guildford playing Coltrane’s great gift to humanity, A Love Supreme with my long time spar and ALS exemplar, Denys Baptiste (tenor sax), and the stunning Benet McLean (piano) and Eddie Hick. Such a privilege to play this deeply spiritual music with […]

Crescent…Our Coltrane Cycle continues tonight at Foyles

Very happy to be playing with Denys (Baptiste), Rod (Youngs) and Joe (Armon-Jones) tonight (Fri 25 Sep, 6.30pm-7.30pm) in the Auditorium at Foyles. We’re performing one of my favourite albums, the meditative Coltrane classic: Crescent – precursor to A Love Supreme – and you can be sure we’ll be giving it everything we’ve got. It’s just a one-hour set so come early […]

Three great gigs I’m looking forward to this summer

Three great gigs I’m looking forward to over the next few weeks, playing with some of my favourite friends. Here’s the first one, with my band, Groundation at the Summer Of Love Party on Friday 24 July when we’ll be bringing our afro jazz vibes to a bit of a hang in Hawkhurst in Kent! Joining me […]

Revisiting John Coltrane’s A LOVE SUPREME – 10 July

I’m looking forward this week to working in Quartet format again on Friday 10 July at 5.30pm when we revisit John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. I’ll be joined by my long-time friends and sparring partners, Denys Baptiste and Rod Youngs, and rising star Joe Armon-Jones.  We’re doing it in a free space, The Front Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall at the […]

My Supreme Love Affair

Happy New Year! Let’s hope it’s going to be a good one, full of great music, inspiration and creativity. The year is definitely getting off to a great start for me as 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the only live performance by John Coltrane of his everlasting classic, A Love Supreme. I feel honoured to have […]

Celebrating 100 Goode Years: Happy Birthday Coleridge

Last week Tomorrow’s Warriors artistic director, Gary Crosby OBE was able to publicly share his admiration for his mentor at a special interactive concert during the London Jazz Festival.  Today, we are so very proud to celebrate the 100th birthday of the double bass jazz giant and unmatched legend, Mr Coleridge Goode: ‘Lord Master of…

Fri 21 Nov: Coleridge Goode at 100 – Let’s Celebrate! #EFGLJF

I’m excited to tell you about a special interactive concert I’m presenting on Friday 21 November at the Purcell Room as part of this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival – Coleridge Goode: A Celebration. It’s a tribute to my dear friend and mentor, the legendary Jamaican double bassist, Coleridge Goode, who celebrates his 100th birthday at the end […]

When Bootleg = Good News

After a great gig last weekend at Jazz Cafe – the place where my group, Jazz Jamaica was born – as part of the London International Ska Festival, I’m heading off to Leicester with my quartet on Saturday, 26 April to mark 50 Years of John Coltrane’s superb recording:  A Love Supreme. We’ll be performing as part […]

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’ […]

Jazz Jamaica & Myrna Hague to headline City of London Festival

Friday 13 July | 19.00h | Jazz Jamaica feat. Myrna Hague City of London Festival, Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AX 0845 120 7502 Listen…Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to rock! Highlighting two 50 year milestones, Jazz Jam…