In Celebration of Black History: Ray Carless' Windrush Jazz and Ska Part II

Thu Oct 25 2018

8:00 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club

11 Gillett Square London N16 8AZ

£13.10

Ages 14+

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This year marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of people from various Caribbean islands that were then British colonies and part of the British Empire. The name Windrush comes from the name of the ship that brought just under 500 people from the West Indies and symbolises the beginning of mass immigration. They not only brought their hopes and dreams but also their musical culture which has inspired generations of musicians. Join us to celebrate this historic event and mark the occasion as part of Black History Month. It’s Ray Carliss’ Windrush Jazz and Ska part II.

Ray Carless is a talented Jamaican saxophonist whose musical career spans almost 40 years. He started started out on his musical journey working with a wide variety of pop jazz reggae funk and African bands.

Groups like Cymande, ABC, Incognito, Elvin Jones, Jazz Warriors, Jazz Jamaica, Maxi Priest, Billy Ocean, Vin Gordon, Black Roots, Bhundu Boys, Hugh Masakela and Manu Dibango, too many to mention here but more recently with Adele on her massive Grammy winning ’21’ album.

Ray’s still active on the International touring circuit with both Cymande and The Brit Funk Association….He has a modest selection of music released under his own name and in 2017 he released a musical tribute titled ‘Moment In Time’ dedicated to his hero and great Jamaican sporting legend Usain Bolt.

That EP is Ray’s personal tribute to Usain the Jamaican legend who in 2017 decided to stop showing the other athletes the back of his running shoes.

Check out he lead track on the EP ‘Moment In Time’ at www.raycarless.com where you’ll hear his heavy jazz flavoured reggae riddim featuring a rap by UK spoken word artist.

In Celebration of Black History: Ray Carless' Windrush Jazz and Ska Part II

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In Celebration of Black History: Ray Carless' Windrush Jazz and Ska Part II

Thu Oct 25 2018 8:00 PM Doors

Vortex Jazz Club London
In Celebration of Black History: Ray Carless' Windrush Jazz and Ska Part II

£13.10 Ages 14+

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of people from various Caribbean islands that were then British colonies and part of the British Empire. The name Windrush comes from the name of the ship that brought just under 500 people from the West Indies and symbolises the beginning of mass immigration. They not only brought their hopes and dreams but also their musical culture which has inspired generations of musicians. Join us to celebrate this historic event and mark the occasion as part of Black History Month. It’s Ray Carliss’ Windrush Jazz and Ska part II.

Ray Carless is a talented Jamaican saxophonist whose musical career spans almost 40 years. He started started out on his musical journey working with a wide variety of pop jazz reggae funk and African bands.

Groups like Cymande, ABC, Incognito, Elvin Jones, Jazz Warriors, Jazz Jamaica, Maxi Priest, Billy Ocean, Vin Gordon, Black Roots, Bhundu Boys, Hugh Masakela and Manu Dibango, too many to mention here but more recently with Adele on her massive Grammy winning ’21’ album.

Ray’s still active on the International touring circuit with both Cymande and The Brit Funk Association….He has a modest selection of music released under his own name and in 2017 he released a musical tribute titled ‘Moment In Time’ dedicated to his hero and great Jamaican sporting legend Usain Bolt.

That EP is Ray’s personal tribute to Usain the Jamaican legend who in 2017 decided to stop showing the other athletes the back of his running shoes.

Check out he lead track on the EP ‘Moment In Time’ at www.raycarless.com where you’ll hear his heavy jazz flavoured reggae riddim featuring a rap by UK spoken word artist.

In Celebration of Black History: Ray Carless' Windrush Jazz and Ska Part II

In Celebration of Black History: Ray Carless' Windrush Jazz and Ska Part II

World Jazz

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Ages 14+
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£12.00 (+ £1.10 Fees)

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 14 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 14 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.

TicketWeb are committed to supporting grassroots & independent music across the UK and are proud to partner with & support the work of the Music Venue Trust. A 50p contribution from the booking fee on each ticket goes directly to maintain and sustain this venue. For more info on the work the Music Venues Trust does to support grassroots venues in the UK please visit www.musicvenuetrust.com