JOY! – ‘JAZZ MUSIC OF THE AFRICAN DIASPORA’ featuring Tony Kofi, Dennis Rollins & Guests | TWILIGHT show

Saturday 3rd October 2020

Dennis Rollins is well-known on the British and international jazz scene and is celebrated for his versatility and muscular approach on that underrated instrument, the trombone. Trombonist of the Year at both the British Jazz Awards, and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards, as part of Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018, Dennis was honoured with an MBE for services to music.

Tony Kofi won the Best Instrumentalist Award at the 2008 BBC Jazz Awards, Best Ensemble at the 2005 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Album of the Year at the 2005 BBC Jazz Awards and was nominated for an award MOBO in 2008. He has performed with the World Saxophone Quartet, Clifford Jarvis, Courtney Pine, Donald Byrd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Eddie Henderson and many others “…arrestingly raw power…” The Guardian

Dennis and Tony will be joined by special guests, Mellow Baku, Marcus Joseph & Daisy Godfrey.

Equally at ease with earthy blues, toe-tapping swing, head-nodding grooves or delicate ballads, Mellow Baku has performed throughout the UK and internationally. ‘A new voice in British music, with an original blend… Superb voice, brilliant music, a must for all’ – Courtney Pine OBE

Marcus Joseph is possibly best known for his electrifying performances with AltJazz trio ‘Major Ruse’. Since the release of his debut E.P ‘Real Talk’ his career as a full-time musician and a spoken word artist has surged, performing alongside internationally renowned vocalist Emily Saunders and award-winning singer/ songwriter Angie Brown at the London Jazz Festival…

Daisy Godfrey and her iconic smoky tones have been causing a stir on the Nottingham music scene and beyond for a few years now. Starting out by busking on the streets of the city, after being spotted by BBC Radio Nottingham’s Dean Jackson in 2016, Daisy was invited to perform a live session and a series of gigs for BBC Introducing, kick-starting her musical career…

All ably accompanied by Peggy’s House Band, featuring Andrew ‘Woody’ Wood: Drums Simon Paterson: bass Paul Deats: piano

We are running a livestream of this event on Facebook at 9pm, and serving takeaway for those who’d still like to enjoy our “At Home” Peggy’s experience

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