Saturday April 23 2016, Mr Peach invites you to his especially flavoursome stage of the Bournemouth Jazz Festival – featuring indo-jazz composer, Arun Ghosh.
Yep, the Bomo Jazz Fest is back, and this year features an ecclectic line-up across nearly a dozen stages around town – including a cracking selection of global jazz creatives in the Dorchester Suite of the Norfolk Royale Hotel, hosted by Timo Peach.
Headlining is Indian clarinettist, composer and experimenter, and Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year 2014 in the APPJA / Parliamentary Jazz UK Awards, Arun Ghosh, with his unique live quintet. As his own bio describes it, his: “Indo-Jazz Sextet play original music of South Asian origin with a contemporary jazz attitude,rocking urban beats and the passion of punk. Sweet and timeless melodies give birth to soaring improvisations and raag explorations, driven by a heady mix of dub-reggae bass, tabla trickery and ferocious drum explosions.” An ambassador for fusing styles around the world, his is a creative live act not to miss.
Ahead of his show in the evening, is the South African township jazz of Dan Somogyi’s Son of Thokazile, and Tom Gwyther‘s continental flavoured soul jazz, all kicked off with Veronique Joly‘s Parisian swing at 12.30pm, before Musique a Trois turn the stage into a bistro to round off the night much later with “music from the late night Paris club scene”.
And all introduced by the bloke from Momo, Bournemouth music artist, producer, performer and creative, Timo Peach.
“When Gerry and the team asked me to join in, I fair jumped at the opportunity to discover such creative musical voices, and to support the return of their splendid jazz bash” he says. “So many great acts to catch all weekend, but I can’t wait to hear the talent on the World Jazz Jamboree stage for myself, run by Alex Praag, especially Arun and his band. It will no doubt get my own creative juices fizzing, especially without having to run off to perform myself this year – I can happly enjoy being a punter for this one.”
Doors open from 12.30pm Saturday 23rd April, in the Dorchester Suite of the Norfolk Royale Hotel, Richmond Hill, Bournemouth – and check the website for full ticket costs.