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Courtney Pine featuring Omar

Thursday 9 Aug 2018 7:30pm

A jazz giant and a soul pioneer

Few musicians have done more to expand jazz music’s horizons than the ceaselessly inventive Courtney Pine.

A genuine star by anyone’s definition, there seems no end to the musicians he’s worked with and the genres he’s explored. His latest project sees him team up with soul star Omar whose debut hit There’s Nothing Like This instantly established a signature vocal sound. Duetting on sharp funk- orientated numbers to smooth wistful ballads and a stylish and fresh cover of Herbie Hancock’s Butterfly, this is a collaboration of verve and imagination, backed by a peerless band and embellished and knitted together by Courtney’s free-flowing tenor saxophone solos.