Gigs to watch out for: Soweto Kinch /Bohemia Jazz Sessions / Steve Lehman Octet / Uri Caine meets Mahler

A Press Release we can’t be bothered to rewrite, but that might interest you:

December News

We begin the month  with Soweto Kinch at the CBSO Centre this Saturday
4th December at 8pm. Soweto has achieved international recognition for
his unique mix of hip hop and jazz. This concert featuring Femi Temowo
on guitar, Karl Abel on bass and Graham Godfrey on drums will feature
material from his new album The New Emancipation which is available to
buy by clicking here
Other gigs this month include the Bohemia dinner and jazz sessions on
Friday 3rd December from 7.30pm at Bohemia Restaurant in Selly Oak.
This month features Simon King and Casey Greene. Advance booking is
essential. Book by telephone on 0121 4712713 or book online at
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Simon King and Casey Greene
Friday 3rd December
£25.00 ( including a 3 course meal)
Jazz at Bohemia
Bohemia Restaurant
23 Oak Tree Lane
Selly Oak
Live music and a 3 course meal.
Advance booking essential. Book by telephone on 0121 4712713 or book
online at

Soweto Kinch
The New Emancipation album tour
Saturday 4th December
CBSO Centre
£14  ( £12 members and concessions)
Box Office: 0121 767 4050
Buy Tickets online

Soweto is one of the most familiar faces on the Birmingham scene.
Having achieved international recognition for his unique take on jazz
and hip-hop, he does much to encourage and develop the next batch of
talent through the regular Livebox sessions and his annual Flyover
show. He is on tour throughout November and December to promote his
new album The New Emancipation, with Femi Temowo on guitar, Karl Abel
on bass and Graham Godfrey on drums. His band will, as ever, be in
fine form, which should prove to be an excellent end to both the tour
and our programme for 2010.

Rush Hour Blues
Symphony Hall Foyer Fridays, 5.30-7pm Free!
Friday 3rd December: Carol Brewster & band
Friday 10th December:Sam Crowe Quintet
Friday 17th December: Andy Hamilton & The Blues Notes featuring Patsy Fuller
Friday 7th January: Bryan Corbett Quartet

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Steve Lehman
Friday 21st January
CBSO Centre
£14 ( £12 members and concessions)
Book Tickets online
Box office 0121 7674050
At the frontier of contemporary music Brooklyn born Steve Lehman and
his octet have developed a sound that combines jazz and contemporary
classical music.He has been recognised as a major talent worldwide and
named a Downbeat Magazine International Critics Poll Rising Star four
times. Lehman has performed and recorded with renowed artists such as
Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, Vijay Iyer, and High Priest of Anti-Pop
Produced by Sound and Music and Birmingham Jazz  this concert is part
of a short tour of Lehman’s octet which features Jonathan Finlayson on
trumpet,Mark Shim on tenor sax, Tim Albright on trombone, Chris
Dingman on vibraphone, Drew Gress on double bass, Dan Peck on tuba and
Tyshawn Sorey on drums. This is set to be a magnificent concert to
start the new year and highly recommended.

Uri Caine meets Mahler
Saturday 5th February
Town Hall
£17.50 ( £14.50)

Box office enquiries: 0121 780 3333
A short commission for music for a film about Mahler, led New York
jazz musician Uri Caine to a year-long immersion in Mahler’s music.
The outcome was the acclaimed CDPrimal Light, based on music from the
Fifth Symphony and awarded first prize by the Mahler Society in 1997
for the best interpretation of Mahler’s music.
Caine’s engagement with Mahler is profound. He and his outstanding New
York ensemble work with material from the symphonies and song cycles
that lends itself to a broadly jazz improvisatory treatment. They
explore a range of possibilities inherent in originals but not always
apparent in the classical versions.
Caine’s inspired re-imaginings of Mahler’s music have won plaudits
from classical and jazz audiences alike.
Part of the Birmingham Mahler Cycle
Uri Caine piano
Ralph Alessi trumpet
Chris Speed clarinet/sax
Josefina Vergara violin
John Hebert double bass
Jim Black drums
DJ Olive turntables

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Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 5SE +44 (0)121 2247380


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