Ed Babar – Double Bass
George Millard – Woodwind
David Lalljee – Trombone
Victor Hechavarria – Trumpet
Maude Wolstenholme – French Horn
Pete Letanka – Piano Flavio Li Vigni – Drums
With an internationally diverse band of acclaimed jazz musicians, Blues and Roots Ensemble recreates the stunning music of Charles Mingus. Encapsulating the spirit of the bass playing genius the music includes everything from raucous, free, open improvisation sections to the beautiful ballad writing that made Mingus such an iconic figure from the 50s – 70s.
“Blues and Roots Ensemble did a service to the larger than life legend Charles Mingus…handling the complexities of the bass playing genius with a dapper swagger” – Jazz Standard.
“A highlight of the Jazz Festival” – Cambridge Jazz Festival