Ed Babar – Double Bass
George Millard – Woodwind
David Lalljee – Trombone
Victor Hechavarria – Trumpet
Maude Wolstenholme – French Horn
Pete Letanka – Piano Flavio Li Vigni – Drums
With an internationally diverse band of acclaimed jazz musicians, Blues and Roots Ensemble recreates the stunning music of Charles Mingus. Encapsulating the spirit of the bass playing genius the music includes everything from raucous, free, open improvisation sections to the beautiful ballad writing that made Mingus such an iconic figure from the 50s – 70s.
“Blues and Roots Ensemble did a service to the larger than life legend Charles Mingus…handling the complexities of the bass playing genius with a dapper swagger” – Jazz Standard.
“A highlight of the Jazz Festival” – Cambridge Jazz Festival
VORTEX FUNDRAISING T-SHIRTS:
March 2 2018 two iconic musicians and old friends Dave Holland and Evan Parker joined forces in a fundraiser to show, as well as give their support to the Vortex Jazz Club – a fine institution that has help many a musician at the start of their career. The club has existed without any core funding after its establishment by founder David Mossman over twenty-five years ago. The club needs financial help to keep its operations going. We hope you will show your support by taking out a membership, coming to gigs or donating. You can make a donation by clicking the “donate” tab. We also have some new fundraising T-shirts with a fab design that was commissioned by Tim Berne (Snake Oil) with graphics by Steve Byram.