The Blackbyrds: Jazz-Funk & R&B Tuesday 08 September 2020 21:15 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

"Walking In Rhythm", "I Need You", "Rock Creek Park"
 

The Blackbyrds were a jazz-funk group with thick R&B streaks running down their backs. Assembled by Donald Byrd in 1974, the group's original members -- percussionist Pericles "Perk" Jacobs, Jr., drummer Keith Killgo, keyboardist Kevin Toney, reeds player Allan Barnes, bassist Joe Hall, guitarist Barney Perry -- were mined from Howard University's music department, where the doctor and jazz legend was an instructor. (Other key players included guitarist Orville Saunders and saxophonist/flautist Steve Johnson.) 

During the Blackbyrds' nearly decade-long existence, the group cut a handful of LPs (1973's The Blackbyrds, 1974's Flying Start, 1975's City Life, 1976's Unfinished Business, 1977's Action, 1980's Better Days); scored films (1975's Cornbread, Earl and Me); and supported artists like B.B. King, Mandrill, and Roberta Flack. "Walking in Rhythm," "Rock Creek Park," and "Happy Music" are their three best-known cuts; they have remained underground club classics, and they have been kept alive, in part, through sampling.

Exclusive intimate UK Tour!

AFTER SHOW DJ – Tue & Wed until 12am • Thu until 1am • Fri & Sat until 2am

ABOUT THE VENUE

Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, Terrace, the world’s most extensive whiskey bar (over 1000 malt whiskeys!)

The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £10.75and an A La carte menu celebrating great British ingredients with flair and imagination. The dry-aged Aberdeenshire steaks are simply amazing! You can also enjoy fabulous cocktails, a good selection of real ales, and draft lagers as well as an outstanding wine list with over 200 bins.

Please select the tickets required.

Description Price Quantity
info   Special Offer - Live Music & Dinner £79.50
info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £175.00
info   Premium - Live Music & Dinner £145.00
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £99.50
info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £89.50
info   Show Only - Live Music £35.00

Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant - Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT