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10:00

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12:30

St John's Kirk of Perth

Free Event

19:30

Perth Concert Hall

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Courtney Pine 2015

Monday 25th May 2015

Perth Concert Hall, 19:30

This event was part of the 2015 Festival Programme.

Tickets also available on Ticketmaster. Finish time 9.30pm

 

COURTNEY PINE PRESENTS SONG (the ballad book)
Featuring ZOE RAHMAN on piano


In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted and some 20 plus years on (now with an OBE and CBE for services to music) Courtney Pine continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious Industry awards. In April 2014 he joined Herbie Hancock and a dazzling line-up of Jazz all-stars for UNESCO’S globally televised concert in Osaka to celebrate International Jazz Day and his name regularly appears on the list of Most Influential Black Britons.

 

2014 saw him touring sell out shows across the UK, US and Canada and mainstage performances at Bestival, Love Supreme and The London Jazz Festival with his award winning critically acclaimed 15th studio album House of Legends

 

Now with his latest project. his 16th studio album to date,  he plans to strip everything right back for the most intimate shows of his long and celebrated career as he takes to the stage playing bass clarinet accompanied only by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award winning Pianist, Zoe Rahman.  Described in The Observer as “a remarkable pianist by any standard”, Zoe Rahman has firmly established herself as one of the brightest stars on the contemporary jazz scene. A vibrant and highly individual pianist/composer, her style is deeply rooted in jazz yet it reflects her classical background, British/Bengali heritage and her very broad musical taste.

 

The Independent “ Courtney Pine was once hailed as British jazz’s saviour….he still is”

 

The Telegraph “Nothing short of breathtaking”

The Times “In a Class of His Own”

  

"I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO RECORD A COLLECTION OF MY FAVOURITE BALLADS AND THERE IS NOTHING LIKE PERFORMING IN A DUET FORMAT FOR BRINGING OUT THE INTIMACY OF GREAT SONGS.” Courtney Pine

 


In 1986 a 22 year old Courtney Pine appeared on the front cover of the NME, the last quote in a two page interview read “You know I’m doing this for a reason” –some 28 years later he still is…

 

Catch these two amazing Jazz stars on tour in 2015.

 

 

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