NEXT AT THE AJC
BLUES & ROOTS ENSEMBLE
LIVE AT THE ASHTEAD JAZZ CLUB
FRIDAY 25TH MAY 2018
The Blues and Roots Ensemble is a band dedicated to sharing the music of Charles Mingus through live performances and education projects.
Led by double bassist, AJC favourite Ed Babar, the band capture the spirit of the great Mingus bands through their energetic performances that include everything from raucous open improvisation sections to soulful ballad playing, all within the context of Mingus' classic compositions.
The band performs original and creative arrangements of Mingus' music, from his earliest blues influences to his advanced, socially inspired compositions from the 50s - 70s.
Do not miss the chance to catch this hugely exciting band on the crest of big, big things! Book now!
"Blues and Roots Ensemble did a service to the larger than life legend Charles Mingus...handling the complexities of the bass playing genius with a dapper swagger." - Jazz Standard.