This gig is sponsored by our Volunteer Richard Pole. All ticket sales will go to the club.
Jason Yarde – saxes
Chris Batchelor – trumpet
George Crowley – tenor sax
Adam Glasser – piano / harmonica
Rob Luft – guitar
Steve Watts – bass
Tim Giles – drums
Jason Yarde and Adam Glasser lead a stellar line up of musicians for whom South African jazz in London is a deeply felt part of their musical history often associated with .. the Vortex Jazz Club. This gig will feature songs from the days when Pinise Saul fronted the Township Comets in a monthly residency celebrating the music of Dudu Pukwana to the present including themes associated with the recently passed Hugh Masekela ( whom both Jason and Adam knew and worked with) as well as the compositions of South African musical icons still going strong – Jonas Gwangwa, Caiphus Semenya and Abdullah Ibrahim. A rare gig full of interest not to be missed!