Courtney Pine - "House of Legends" Thursday 18 August 2022 21:30 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

Expect an exhilarating mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso as played through the lens (saxophone) of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots
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“HOUSE OF LEGENDS” - COURTNEY PINE – LIVE 2022

The Independent “ Courtney Pine was once hailed as British jazz’s saviour….he still is”

The Telegraph “Nothing short of breathtaking”

The Guardian “A walking encyclopaedia of advanced saxophony"

No musician more embodies the dramatic transformation in the British jazz scene over the past twenty plus years than saxophonist Courtney Pine. The ground breaking, multi- instrumentalist has led a generation of exciting and innovative players who have broadened their styles to take jazz out to a wider audience. 

In the 80’s he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted and some 20 plus years on (now with an OBE and CBE for services to music) he continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and numerous prestigious Industry awards. In April 2014 he joined Herbie Hancock and a dazzling line-up of Jazz all-stars for UNESCO’S globally televised concert in Osaka to celebrate International Jazz Day and his name regularly appears on the UK’s list of Most Influential Black Britons. 

This past three years have seen him touring sell out shows across the UK, US and Canada and mainstage performances at Bestival, Love Supreme and The London Jazz Festival with his award winning critically acclaimed 15th studio album House of Legends.  

Deeply steeped in the traditions of the Caribbean, this very personal project  sees Courtney on top form, bringing together musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe for vibrant exchanges that tell tales of life from a truly multi-cultural view point.

Expect an exhilarating mix of Merengue, Ska, Mento and Calypso as played through the lens (saxophone) of a UK born artist with strong, proud Afro-Caribbean roots. 

In 1986 a 22 year old Courtney Pine appeared on the front cover of the iconic British music publication NME, he is the only Black British jazz artist to do so - the last quote in a two page interview read “You know I’m doing this for a reason” – some 28 years later he still is…


HOUSE OF LEGENDS REVIEWS

The Times “In a Class of His Own”

The Observer:  4 stars…“Pine is on scalding improvisational form”

Evening Standard:  4 stars/ Jazz CD of the week…”an exceptional labour of love. Never has his intense power been deployed with greater focus" 

BBC Music Magazine – 5 stars/CD of the week…”Pine's pin-sharp soprano is a joy throughout'

Jazzwise: 4 stars…."Unquestionably one of the most joyous albums Pine has ever made, it’s just brilliantly effective dance music" ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2012

The Financial Times-: 4 stars….“Pine, brimming with energy, spins his sinewy lines on soprano sax throughout, his tone as forceful and focused as the project demands”

The Arts Desk:  4 stars…“Pine has delivered one of the finest album's in his already well-stuffed discography (definitely my earworm of the year)”

The Scotsman: 4 Stars… “A joyous, dance-inducing celebration of his Afro-Caribbean roots”

Echoes : 4 stars…"Intensely moving, one of Pine’s most complete statements to date, both as a musician and member of a society in a state of flux" ...

The Voice….”There have been many pioneers in the black British community – people who have defined an era, changed societal perceptions and made it easier for those who follow to progress in their field.  Courtney Pine is such a trailblazer”

LINE-UP: 

Drums / Dube – Robert Fordjour

Double Bass – Vidal Montgomery

Guitar – Cameron Pierre

Guitar – Chris Cobbson

Steel Pan – Samuel Dubois

Soprano Saxophone / Ewi – Courtney Pine

Bar and heated Terrace available on the first floor for pre/post-show drinks!

ABOUT THE VENUE

Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues, reggae 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, The Cigar Terrace, the world’s most extensive whisky bar (over 1000 malt whiskies!), and a stunning walk-in cigar humidor & shop.

The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £12.95, Scottish Pizza from £8.95  and an A La carte menu celebrating great British ingredients with flair and imagination. The dry aged grass fed Aberdeenshire beef 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.

"London's number one jazz venue" Tatler

"Best Whisky Bar in the World" Whisky Magazine

"A carnivore's dream" Evening Standard

"Aged steaks are deemed incredible" Square Meal

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