Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents: What’s Going On – celebrating the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye’s iconic album

Six date UK tour kicks off during Black History Month – with special guests and immersive visuals. Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents What’s Going On: Celebrating Marvin Gaye’s iconic album… 50 years on, the struggle continues… In partnership with the grandest music venues and organisations around the UK, and funded by Arts Council England National Lottery Funds, the six date UK …

Gary Crosby on the way to recovery following a stroke on Monday 29 January 2018

Gary Crosby OBE, Artistic Director of Tomorrow’s Warriors and Jazz Jamaica suffered a stroke on Monday 29 January 2018 just a few days after celebrating his birthday with family and friends. via GARY CROSBY ON THE WAY TO RECOVERY FOLLOWING A STROKE ON MONDAY 29 JANUARY —

Music Industry honours for Gary Crosby

The British Association of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has bestowed high honours on Gary Crosby with one of its Gold Badge Awards. The 44th Gold Badge Awards are presented by BASCA and sponsored by PPL and PRS for Music. The awards celebrate the unique contributions of twelve very special individuals who have supported or inspired …

EFG London Jazz Festival with Steve Williamson and Tomorrow’s Warriors

This festival I’m looking forward to playing a rare gig with my long-time friend, the unique and highly distinctive saxophonist, Steve Williamson as part of a Tomorrow’s Warriors Takeover at The Cockpit, London. We’re being hosted by JazzFM presenter, Jez Nelson – also a great friend – who has put on an extra date in …

The Jazz Salon – live music and chat at Ray’s Jazz at Foyles

I’m very excited to be launching my new session, The Jazz Salon. I’ve been mulling it over for a while now but, finally, it’s happening thanks to the wonderful team at Tomorrow’s Warriors and Ray’s Jazz. The Jazz Salon is hosted by my friend, journalist and broadcaster, Kevin Le Gendre who will have a conversation with our …

Gary Crosby’s GROUNDATION – The Verdict: ‘explosive’!

A great review from Jazzwise (see below), but just wanted to say I had a fantastic time in Brighton last Friday playing at The Verdict Jazz Club with Groundation (Nathaniel Facey, Shirley Tetteh and Moses ‘Mobo’ Boyd). It was our privilege to be launching a brand new programme of jazz curated by the guys at New Generation Jazz. The Verdict is a lovely …

Coleridge Goode – Funeral and Celebration of Life – 6 Nov

James and Sandy Goode invite friends and fans of Coleridge to join them in celebrating their father’s long and fulfilling life. 100 and out. A life well lived. See below for details of the service. — A service to give thanks for the life of Coleridge Goode Time and date:  Friday 6th November, 3.45pm Location:         …

RIP Coleridge Goode 1914-2015

It is with the deepest sadness that I share the news of the passing of my very dear friend and mentor, the Jamaican bassist, Coleridge Goode. He died at his home in West London following a heart attack at 8pm on Friday 2 October. It was my great privilege to have celebrated his 100th birthday with Coleridge and his …

Groundation at the Watermill

Great gig with my band, Groundation last night at Watermill Jazz Club. Thanks to all who came out to support, and to Kathryn Shackleton and the team for inviting us to play there. Really sorry we couldn’t bring Nathaniel Facey with us this time but, unfortunately, he had to ‘throw a sickie’ due to injuring his hand. Naturally, all the band wish him the …