Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
Ft. Jospehine Oniyama and Dwight Trible
Islington Assembly Hall | 15th November
+ Support – John Ellis ‘Evolution: Seeds & Streams’
See one of the leading names in contemporary Jazz in one of London’s most impressive venues
Following incredible shows at The Jazz Cafe and St John’s at Hackney Church this year, Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra are back to woo the London crowds once again as they grace us with their presence at the impressive Islington Assembly Hall, Tuesday 15th November.
Mancunian trumpeter, composer and band-leader Matthew Halsall has established himself as one of the most prominent names in the contemporary European Jazz scene. Featuring The Gondwana Orchestra’s unbelievable line-up comprising of Amanda Whiting (harp), Jordan Smart (saxophones), Taz Modi (piano) and Gavin Barras (double bass), it’s likely that there could be treats from other friends of the Gondwana label.
A gifted trumpeter with a beautiful, expressive tone, Matthew Halsall’s music draws on his love of the transcendental, spiritual and modal jazz of Alice and John Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders, as well as the glories of ‘60s British jazz. With 6 acclaimed albums to his name, he continues to make noise in the contemporary jazz scene with no signs of stopping.
Playing material from his acclaimed recordings Into Forever and When The World Was One and debuting new material, this show will be an unmissable opportunity to see world-renowned musicians performing classic and contemporary jazz in an incredible North London venue.
very special guest and Manchester legend John Ellis (of Cinematic Orchestra fame) presents his Gondwana Records debut (due Novemebr 2016) Evolution: Seeds & Streams: a breathtaking beautiful suite inspired by the idea of evolution and Malian kora music.
“What we have here is one of the finest British jazz combos of the modern era, one that manages to combine the serious and spiritual within a warm, melodic and welcoming musical context.” All About Jazz
‘Matthew Halsall keeps on building his reputation throughout the UK and abroad with his new masterpiece, Into Forever’ AAA Music