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Jean Toussaint Quintet

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Bedfords Bar

1 Old Post Office Yard

Norwich

NR2 1SL

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Jean Toussaint - Tenor Sax
Mark Kavuma - Trumpet
Alberto Palau - Piano
Daniel Casimir - Bass
Ben Brown - Drums

Grammy-winning saxophonist Jean Toussaint first came to prominence when he joined Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in 1982 after studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since moving to London in 1987 Toussaint has released ten critically acclaimed CDs as a leader.

Tonight Jean Toussaint presents his 11th album Brother Raymond as part of his UK tour, recorded following extensive touring in 2015 and 2016 with his All-Star Roots & Herbs project. The album features a stellar cast of musicians described by reviewer Eddie Myer as "a wonderful snapshot of the contemporary UK jazz community" and we're delighted that three of the album's performers are joining Jean onstage tonight.

The music of Brother Raymond builds on the legacy of Blakey but above all confirms Toussaint's place as an accomplished composer at the forefront of modern jazz. Stand-out tracks include the opening Amabo https://youtu.be/KtajSNNj8II (an African groove dedicated to Barack Obama) and the title track, written for Toussaint's eldest brother who passed away in 2015 which draws upon the influences of Toussaint's favourite composers; Duke Ellington and Wayne Shorter.

Doors 7.30pm / music from 8.30-11pm.

Entry £12 / U25s £6 / after 9.30pm £6

Bedfords Bar, 1 Old Post Office Yard, Bedford Street, Norwich NR2 1SL.

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Gigs take place in the upstairs bar where up to 70 patrons can be accommodated around tables, in the sofas or on individual seats. There's a great choice of beers and wines at the bar and complimentary table snacks will be available. (Please note that meals are currently not available at the venue). The nearest multi-story car park is St.Andrew's Car Park a short 2min walk away on Duke Street.

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