Blue Note Special: "It Must Schwing!"
LONDON Cadogan Hall
5 Sloane Terrace
Tribute to Blue Note founders Alfred Lion & Francis Wolff
80 years ago, two German immigrants Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff founded Blue Note in New York which soon became one of the most influential and style-defining jazz record labels of music history. To pay homage to this tour de force, Siggi Loch, the founder of ACT label, curates a band fusing the pioneering years of Blue Note into a programme as broad and as virtuosic as the original artists.
This exceptional group will present the classics of the golden era of Blue Note – from Sidney Bechet, Bud Powell, John Coltrane, Horace Silver, Art Blakey to Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter. With a sensational guest appearance by the icon of hard bop, Benny Golson, and Axel Zwingenberger’s time-travel bringing a Boogie touch to the show, the dynamic all-star band with energetic saxophonist Émile Parisien, award-winning trumpeter Theo Croker, multifaceted trombonist Glenn Harris, virtuosic pianist Yaron Herman, versatile bassist Joe Martin and master drummer Gerald Cleaver celebrate the momentous repertoire of Blue Note.