Celebrating Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue with Olivia Cuttill Quintet

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The Blues Kitchen

Rising star Olivia Cuttill performs Miles Davis’ beloved Kind Of Blue in its entirety live with an all-star quintet of outstanding talent.

It’s difficult to express the importance of Davis’ influence to the world of jazz, with a career spanning over five decades over which time he introduced many major stylistic developments to the art form.

In 1959, he recorded what is widely regarded as his most triumphant album Kind of Blue with his then working sextet. The album has gone to become the highest selling jazz album of all time, going quadruple platinum. It was further honoured by the house of representatives in December 2009 when they voted 409 – 0 in favour of naming the album as a national treasure.

Doors to the Concert Hall open upstairs at 7pm. Gig starts at 8pm.

Date: wednesday 24 may

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Price: £12.50

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Fred Wesley and The New J.B.’s

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The Blues Kitchen

“It’s well-known in rap and hip-hop circles that, along with James Brown and George Clinton, Wesley is one of the most sampled musicians in the world today” – Timothy White, Billboard.

Fred Wesley and James Brown’s backing band The J.B.’s head to Manchester for a rare lesson in the history of funk.

Beginning his career with Ike and Tina Turner, he later became musical director, arranger and composer for the Godfather of funk himself, James Brown, and played with Parliament-Funkadelic.

Wesley became the world’s most famous sideman through his work with Brown, defining the language of funk for years to come and later taking it to the next level alongside George Clinton and Bootsy Collins. Join us in the company of a living legend.

Doors to the Concert Hall open upstairs at 7pm. Gig starts at 9pm.

Date: tuesday 23 may

Time: 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Price: £24

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