Gateshead International Jazz Festival 2013

Soweto Kinch: The Legend of Mike Smith plus Zara McFarlane

Hall Two

Award-winning jazz alto saxophonist and hip hop star Soweto Kinch celebrates the release of his new studio double album titled ‘The Legend of Mike Smith’- featuring his new trio Karl Rashid-Abel (double bass) and Shaney Forbes (drums). Drawing on the theme of the seven deadly sins and the writings of Dante, it tells the tale of a young MC caught in a very modern world of temptation.

Hear Soweto talking about his new album, inspired by the seven deadly sins on BBC Radio4.

“‘I’m really excited about these shows; the stripped trio format allows me more harmonic freedom and space to deliver lyrics. Moreover, I’m excited about integrating new things into the show, such as tenor sax and live looping” Soweto Kinch

“..a scalding display of post-Coleman alto-sax improvising, a virtuosic and intelligent exposition of political rap, and a visually riveting event into the bargain…A real tour de force – a contemporary take on The Seven Deadly Sins.” John Fordham The Guardian

Zara MacFarlane’s recent debut CD for Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings, ‘Until Tomorrow’ – described in ‘All About Jazz’ as “a delight” – features a mix of her own compositions and jazz standards, with a strong soul undercurrent – her sumptuous voice inviting comparison to Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Dianne Reeves. Backed by a brilliant band featuring pianist Peter Edwards, she is one of this country’s most promising jazz / soul talents.

www.soweto-kinch.com | Twitter | MySpace

www.zaramcfarlane.com | Twitter | Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings

Pre-concert talk at 7pm.


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