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  Baby People | Derby

  Derby Jazz

  10th November 2018 8:00pm

  Children under 16 £0.00

  Students £10.00

  Standard £15.00

  Box Office Closed


A powerful international quintet playing jazz inspired by John Coltrane, real bread and wine transformational jazz. 

Paul Dunmall has an international reputation as one of the most talented and uncompromising reed players on the International jazz/improvised music scene. His musical sensitivity and imagination, combined with a powerful sound, make him one of the most distinctive improvisers playing today. He has worked with many of the worlds leading free jazz improvisers including Alice Coltrane, Keith Tippett, Evan Parker, Henry Grimes, Andrew Cyrille and in this band Hamid Drake.

Based in Leeds Dave Kane is a member of YANA with Corey Mwamba, with which he played in Derby last May and of Bourne/Davis/Kane. He’s also a leading member of L.I.M.A. 

Hamid Drake is based in Chicago. He incorporates Afro-Cuban, Indian, and African percussion instruments and influences, in addition to using the standard trap set, Drake has collaborated extensively with top free jazz improvisers Peter Brotzmann, Fred Anderson, and Ken Vandermark, among others. Drake has also worked with trumpeter Don Cherry, Pharoah Sanders, Fred Anderson, Mahmoud Gania, bassist William Parker (in a large number of lineups), and has performed a solstice celebration with fellow Chicago percussionist Michael Zerang semiannually since 1991.

Steve Tromans has been active on the music scene since the 1990s, performing in over 6,000 concerts on a national and international level, in venues ranging from festival stages to the intimacy of club spaces. As a composer, Tromans has written in the region of 100 works, with major commissions from Birmingham Town Hall/Symphony Hall, Jazzlines, ZeroKlassikal, and Birmingham Jazz. He has featured on BBC Radio Three’s “Jazz on 3” programme, in a special broadcast focused on his Birmingham-Chicago Improvisers’ Ensemble project, bringing together expert improvising musicians from the music scenes in the two cities.

Percy Pursglove is a multi-instrumentalist trumpeter, double bassist, educator, improviser and composer, working internationally across a broad spectrum of jazz, contemporary classical and creative musical settings.



  Percy Pursglove Trumpet

  Hamid Drake Drums

  Dave Kane Bass

  Paul Dunmall Saxophones


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