Anthony Joseph ‘The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives’

The Yard

Presented in partnership with NQ Jazz. 

Anthony Joseph is a British-Trinidadian poet, novelist, musician and lecturer described as ‘the leader of the black avant-garde in Britain’. His written work and performance occupies a space between surrealism, Jazz and the rhythms of Caribbean speech and music. 

Operating as a dedication to poetic ancestors and a coming together of musical generations, The Rich are Only Defeated When Running for their Lives is also an almighty jam. Recorded live last August, it shows off the prowess of a team of master musicians (Shabaka Hutchings among others) from Paris and London. Jason Yarde, who also produced Joseph’s 2018 album is credited as producer/composer/arranger. 

He is the author of four poetry collections and three novels. As a musician, he has released eight critically acclaimed albums, and in 2020 received a Paul Hamlyn Foundation Composers Award. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from Goldsmiths University and is a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at De Montfort University, Leicester.  

Note – This is a standing show.

In addition to the link to purchase an e-ticket on this page, tickets can also be purchased in-person in advance at NQ Jazz gigs.

Doors 19.00, performance 20.00

Anthony Joseph voice / Jason Yarde alto saxophone / Denys Baptiste tenor saxophone / Thibaut Remy guitar /Andrew John bass / Rod Youngs drums 

Date: wednesday 25 may

Time: 20.00 |

Price: £18 Full & £12 Students Advance / £22 Full & £15 Students on the door

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