Adam Glasser Township Jazz


Saturday 16th March 2019 7.30pm



SA & Beyond 

We're delighted to welcome the acclaimed South African harmonica and piano player Adam Glasser to the Cowshed. He brings with him an exuberant band of leading young British musicians to play his trademark township jazz. Adam has played with South African legends Hugh Masekela  & Dudu Pukwana as well as Joe Zawinul, Martha Reeves, Jimmy Witherspoon, Sting and the Eurythmics. This concert draws on his new album 'SA & Beyond’  exploring rarely heard township jazz standards across a range of great South African composers from Abdullah Ibrahim to Caiphus Semenya, Victor Ndlazilwana and Themba Mkhize.
Get ready for the infectious groove as Adam's band includes Cowshed favourites - the euphoric Corrie Dick (Dinosaur) on drums and the astonishing guitar playing of Rob Luft. George Crowley on sax and Steve Watts, bass, complete an impressive line up. 

Adam has released two critically acclaimed recordings, winning the “Best Modern Jazz Album” award at the South African Music Awards with his wonderful album “Free at First” while the follow-up, “Mzansi” was also short listed for best jazz album.  

“…a unique evening of township jazz and beyond. A joyous affair and resounding success.”…Blues & Soul Magazine
“A composer, keyboardist and harmonica player, Glasser is intense – his tunes are joyful, driving and danceable.”…Jazz Times Review

Support band 'root 25' will get the evening going - the next Jazz generation from the Junior Royal Northern College of Music.

There will, off course, be Township Pizzas- choose from the three ingredients of the music - the rebellious Marabi, upbeat Kwela or the Mbaqanga (which is, in fact, a type of bread) ... perfect.  




£15 adults, children and students £5 (email Rosie for reduced price tickets). Online booking below. You will receive an email confirmation from Rosie and etickets sent out 10 days prior to gig. Doors 7.30pm. Bring your own drinks.

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