EFG London Jazz Festival presents:
Courtney Pine featuring Omar + Nikki Yeoh
13 November 2017 - 7:30pm
Following their sold-out Barbican show in March, the return of this new project which sees two of the UK’s finest jazz and soul talents composing, and performing new material together for the first time.
No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in British jazz over the past thirty years than jazz-giant, saxophonist Courtney Pine. The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience. In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the scene and he continues to break new ground. In this programme, he returns to the tenor saxophone for the first time in a decade.
Soul star Omar, whose 1992 hit single There’s Nothing Like This established an instantly recognisable sound, has since earned widespread critical acclaim and collaborated with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, Carleen Anderson and Angie Stone.
Courtney Pine presented Nikki Yeoh with the Instrumentalist of the Year award at the Jazz FM Awards, and now he’s delighted to invite her to open this concert with a special solo set.
Part of the EFG Excellence Series
Tickets £39.50, £25, £15