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 […]

Jamaican Independence – come celebrate with Jazz Jamaica!

  Come have some fun with us and celebrate Jamaican Independence on Saturday 8 August at The Hideaway in Streatham, South London on Saturday 8 August. We have the wonderful Myrna Hague as our special guest, plus there’s brilliant comedy with Felicity Ethnic!  

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 […]

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 […]

There’ll be Dancing In The Street…and so much more!

Remember the Motorcity Roots album by the 10-piece version of Jazz Jamaica? Well, for our new Love Motown! project  – Saturday 19 July at Royal Festival Hall, London – we’re upscaling the band to more than three times this size with 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, 5 saxophones; plus 4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos from Urban Soul […]

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 […]

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 …

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…

Motorcity Roots

The greatest Motown classics – Jazz Jamaica style! Inspired by the great Motown songbook, Motorcity Roots features fifteen tracks of classic songs by Motown hit songwriters – including Holland, Dozier and Holland, Smokey Robinson and Barrett Stron…