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Ian Shaw tony Kofi
The Y Theatre, Leicester

An Adventurous Dream: The Music of Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington

Thu 14th Dec | 8:00pm
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Ian Shaw - voice; Tony Kofi - alto saxophone; Barry Green - piano; Dave Green - double bass.

A celebration of the songs of these two pivotal jazz giants: the bandleader, pianist and composer, Duke Ellington and the openly gay lyricist, pianist, composer and close friend of Martin Luther King and Lena Horne - Billy Strayhorn. 

This new show, with these four UK jazz superstars, will be a memorable concert of some of the best swinging tunes and stunning ballads ever written, from the composers of ‘Take The ‘A’ Train’, ‘Passion Flower’ and the seminal ‘Lush Life’ 

"Shaw brings the quirks and character tics of everyday living into poignant, ironic and often euphoric focus… smart and soulful"; JOHN FORDHAM, THE GUARDIAN, DECEMBER 2021

"Shaw's ability to match outstanding technical execution with genuine deep emotion"; EDDIE MAYER, JAZZ VIEWS.NET, APRIL 2020

"There is so much respect in jazz circles for Tony Kofi.” Jazzwise

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Brought to you by Leicester Jazz

Full-price £16

Students £5



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Introducing Leicester Jazz House

Leicester Jazz House CIC is a volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation bringing contemporary jazz of the highest quality to Leicestershire audiences through the programme of events mainly at the Musician Venue, Attenborough Arts Centre and Y Theatre; and also promoting jazz in other ways, including through education.

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