The Coronet Theatre Jazz Festival: Portrait - Four Corners
(This is a past event and is no longer running)
Delve deeper into Byron Wallen‘s discography as he presents Portrait, a live performance with his band Four Corners of his first recorded album in 13 years. Wallen is ‘one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive’ (Jazzwise Magazine) and this much anticipated project is inspired by his experiences with musicians on his travels around the world creating a one of a kind sound.
Portrait: Reflections on Belonging (2020)
“This album was conceived whilst sitting in the central square in Woolwich, an area of South East London. I was struck by the community around me with its mixture of cultures and nationalities, from Nepalese elders to young Nigerian men, Somali mothers with their children, a new Eastern European contingent and descendants of families who used to work in the docks and at the Arsenal. Music paved my way to travel and see the world, meeting people from all different cultures and walks of life. The study of music and the process of striving to become a better musician furnished me with a deeper knowledge of self and a gift I could share on so many different levels. In PORTRAIT I am meditating on identity, culture and what it means to belong. The compositions, workshops, performances, and social interaction born out of this project deepened my artistic and personal relationships with the people in my neighbourhood. The album pays tribute to the heart, soul and vibrant provenance of the community I call my home.” – Byron Wallen
Byron Wallen – trumpet
Rob Luft – guitar
Paul Michael – bass
Rod Youngs – drums
OTHER SET available on 16 JUN
Each band costs £15. Book three or more events and get 10% off.
7:30pm – Indigo (Byron Wallen Band)