No Wires: Gary Crosby & Denys Baptiste Celebrate Wayne Shorter
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Bassist, band leader and co-founder of Tomorrow’s Warriors, Gary Crosby OBE teams up with Mercury Prize nominated and MOBO award winning saxophonist Denys Baptiste to lead an all-star quintet for this celebration of the great Wayne Shorter.
Gary Crosby Bass
Denys Baptiste Sax
Mark Kavuma Trumpet
Big Mac Piano
Rod Youngs Drums
Approximate timings Doors 7pm | First half 8pm | Interval 8.45pm | Second half 9.10pm | Event ends 9.55pm
Charting Shorter’s musical journey through his time with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, his iconic solo albums, working with Miles Davis and into the fusion sound of Weather Report, this is a celebration of the music and influence of one of the finest jazz improvisers of all time.
Gary and Denys will be joined by Mark Kavuma (trumpet), Rod Youngs (drums), and special guest ‘Big Mac’ on piano.
“You cannot over-state the impact that Wayne Shorter made. He was the greatest improviser, bringing incredible tonality and sensitivity, and he knew perfectly when to step back and leave space. His playing helped define some of the most outstanding jazz recordings over the last fifty or sixty years… if you wanted a sax player, you wanted Shorter!” Gary Crosby.
Pre-event Food & Drink
Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.
Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.
Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!