Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Tour Preview: Josh Kemp Jazz Prophets

Tenor saxophonist Josh Kemp kicked off his impressive 29 date UK tour last weekend with his group, Jazz Prophets.

Originally an Oxford philosophy graduate, Kemp has spent recent years establishing himself as a composer and bandleader,winning the Daily Telegraph Young Jazz Band of the Year ( for his previous group, Bop Art) and becoming involved in the Walthamstow-based e17 collective.

Joining him on tour are the musicians who feature on his latest album, Tone Poetry - Tim Lapthorn on piano, Mick Hutton on bass and Matt Skelton on drums.

Full details of the tour can be found at Joshkemp.com but the band will perform in the North a number of times in February -

February 5th - Scarborough Jazz
February 6th - The Lit & Phil, Newcastle
February 7th - JATP, Bradford
February 19th - Grimsby Jazz
February 20th - Jazz Steps, Nottingham
February 21st - Wakefield Jazz

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