Courtney Pine Presents House of Legends

Sage Two

Pre-concert talk at 9.30pm: Alyn Shipton talks with Courtney Pine (free to ticket holders)

Please note Level 1 is unreserved seating

No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty + years than Courtney Pine C.B.E. The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience.

Fresh from sell out shows across the US,Canada and Europe, headline slots at Bestival, Love Supreme and Greenbelt Festivals here in the UK, Courtney is back touring his critically acclaimed House of Legends set. This, his 15th studio album to date sees Courtney return to the instrument he is best known for – the Saxophone and features his soprano sax exclusively for the first time.

Deeply steeped in the traditions of the Caribbean, this very personal project sees Courtney on top form, bringing together musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe for vibrant exchanges that tell tales of life from a truly multi-cultural view point.

Expect an exhilarating mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso as played through the lens (saxophone) of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots.

Drums / Dube – Robert Fordjour
Double Bass – Vidal Montgomery
Guitar – Cameron Pierre
Guitar – Chris Cobsson
Steel Pan – Samuel Dubois
Soprano Saxophone / Ewi – Courtney Pine
(Line up subject to change)

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Courtney Pine © Alexis Maryon

“Courtney Pine was once hailed as British jazz’s saviour….he still is” The Independent

“Pine is on scalding improvisational form” The Observer

“an exceptional labour of love. Never has his intense power been deployed with greater focus” Evening Standard

“Pine’s pin-sharp soprano is a joy throughout” BBC Music Magazine

“Unquestionably one of the most joyous albums Pine has ever made, it’s just brilliantly effective dance music” Jazzwise

“Pine, brimming with energy, spins his sinewy lines on soprano sax throughout, his tone as forceful and focused as the project demands” The Financial Times

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