Monday, January 12, 2004

Sax and Soweto

Continuing to build on it’s reputation in the field of jazz performance, Triskel Arts Centre will begin it’s 2004 music programme with a performance by Soweto Kinch, one of the UK’s most exciting and versatile jazz saxophonists, on Sunday January 25 at 8.00pm, €18.00

As an alto player, Soweto is rapidly developing his own sound, which is rich, energetic and dynamic. Though Soweto clearly has a strong respect for tradition, he is continually exploring his jazz inheritance. His musical influences are as broad as they are diverse, where he admires and emulates the work of Benny Carter, Charlie Parker and Ornette Coleman in extending the ‘voice’ of the alto saxophone. Soweto is essentially a self-taught musician who has supplemented his musical education by gathering information from books and transcribing jazz recordings.

Soweto’s debut album, Conversations with the Unseen, landed him a MOBO Award for ‘Best Jazz Act’ in September 2003, he also holds the mantle of ‘Rising Star’, as awarded by BBC Radio Jazz Awards. In addition to the alto saxophone, Soweto plays soprano, tenor and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet, and piano.

Soweto will be joined on stage by guitarist Femi Temowo, double bassist Michael Olatuja and drummer Troy Miller.

For information about contact the TRISKEL BOX OFFICE: TELEPHONE 021 4272022

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