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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Gershwin Re:Mixed Event

Time:
20:00 - 21:30
Date:
13 March 2012
Venue:
Turner Sims University of Southampton Highfield SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Louise Johnson on 023 8059 8424 or email L.L.Johnson@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

The Progression Ensemble, with Soweto Kinch, as part of the Gershwin 75 Festival.

Award winning saxophonist and rapper, Soweto Kinch, joins the University of Southampton's Progression Ensemble as they explore the music of Gershwin in a contemporary setting. This will be a night of soulful vocals, tight grooves, funky beats mixed with modern jazz.

Musical director: Dan Mar-Molinero

Tickets are available from Turner Sims' box office
023 8059 5151; www.turnersims.co.uk
Tickets: £12, £10 concessions, £8 Friends of TS and students

Soweto Kinch
Born in London to a Barbadian father and British-Jamaican mother, Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians to hit the British Jazz and Hip Hop scenes in recent years. He first became interested in music at the tender age of eight, playing clarinet at primary school. He quickly developed a fondness for the alto saxophone and was given his first instrument when he was nine. He has since won numerous accolades including the prestigious White Saxophone prize at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Soweto's debut album ‘Conversations With The Unseen' (2003) brought together his love of Jazz and Hip-Hop, combining influences of Charlie Parker and Q-Tip, straight-ahead jazz with cutting edge hip-hop. It subsequently won the 2003 Mercury's Best Album Award and MOBO's Best Jazz Act. Since then, Soweto hasn't looked back and has been busy touring internationally with his band. His following albums, A Life In The Day Of B19 - Tales Of The Tower Block (2006) and The New Emancipation (2010), gathered similarly exceptional reviews.

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