RBC Patrick Cornelius & Tony Levin Drum Prize

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Eastside Jazz Club

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road

Birmingham

B4 7XR

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Patrick Cornelius presents his octet music played by senior Royal Birmingham Conservatoire jazz musicians.

Cornelius’s most recent album While We’re Still Young, which he’ll be showcasing tonight, features original music for jazz octet inspired by the timeless poetry of A.A. Milne.

Originally commissioned by Chamber Music America and featured on NPR’s JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater,
“[his] original works show a dusky elegance that owes much to Wayne Shorter while retaining a unique identity.”
JazzTimes

“A self-assured young saxophonist in the postmodern mainstream.”
The New York Times

THE TONY LEVIN DRUM PRIZE

Jean Toussaint sax
Arnie Somogyi bass

Jazz drum legend and much-loved Conservatoire tutor, Tony Levin passed away in February 2011. His legacy still very much lives on with us and one of the forms in which this happens is the continuation of the Tony Levin Drum Prize.

Tony’s plan was that each student finalist would play a short set with fellow Jazz Department tutors to determine which student is most deserving of the accolade of ‘most swinging’.

Witness a high-energy concert and a spotlight on future careers in jazz drumming: a ‘happening’ as Tony would say.

6.30pm Repertoire selection
7.45pm The Tony Levin Drum Prize
9.15pm Winners Set


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Eastside Jazz Club

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

200 Jennens Road

Birmingham

B4 7XR

United Kingdom

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