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Xhosa Cole Quartet - “Rhythm-a-ting”
Xhosa Cole Quartet - “Rhythm-a-ting”

Xhosa Cole Quartet - “Rhythm-a-ting”

Clare College Cambridge

About

Doors: 8:30pm. Music: 8:45pm. Clare Cellars. Don't miss this! Tickets to be released Wednesday 11th! Xhosa Cole presents his brand new ensemble ‘Rhythm-a-ting’, an exploration and re-imagining of the music of Thelonious Monk, taking those original timeless melodies and adding a contemporary touch with new arrangements and new rhythmic interpretations. Winner of the 2018 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year, Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous community arts programmes in Birmingham. He's now among a long legacy of Birmingham Saxophonists including Soweto Kinch and Shabaka Hutchings. Xhosa has performed twice at the BBC Proms, composed music for the Flatpack Film Festival, recorded saxophone for Mahalia’s debut album ‘Love and Compromise’, completed a 22 date UK tour, and released his critically acclaimed debut album K(no)w Them, K(no)w Us alongside Soweto Kinch, Reuben James and Jay Phelps. Xhosa Also received the Parliamentary Jazz Award for ‘Best Newcomer’ and Jazz FM 'Breakthrough act of the year'. Cole has also started to breakthrough as an up-and-coming composer. Some of his recent commissions have been from the Ideas of Noise Festival, Ripieno Players, For-wards & Birmingham's Symphony Hall. Much of his writing is informed by his time engrossed in the Jazz canon, however through composition he has explored a multitude of muses including Arithmetic and Geometric Maths, Biology, Classical Western Harmony and elements of traditional Yoruba Culture and Music. His exposure to players from a range of different traditions and outlooks, compounded by his strong connection to his inner-city community in Handsworth at the heart of Birmingham, has helped to develop a fiercely unique and independent voice. The Line Up is: Xhosa Cole - Tenor Sax, Steve Saunders - Guitar, Josh Vadiveloo - Double Bass, Nathan England Jones - Drums Links www.xhosacole.com www.facebook.com/xhosacolemusic www.instagram.com/xhosacole

Venue

Opens Sat 28th Jan 2023 at 8:30 PM (GMT)
Cambridge CB2 1TL, UK
Clare College Cambridge