Richard Bona @ Dean Street
Thursday 30th & Friday 31st May 2013 (Double Show Fri)
Bolygomusic Production in partnership with Murat Diril Cymbals Present: Thump Festival 2013 – Richard Bona, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Ernesto Simpson (Thu) plus Oded Kafri and the DruMachine Project (Fri)
£40 (Thu & Fri - 1st Show) / £30 (Fri - 2nd Show)
The Thump Festival is the brain-child of Bolygomusic Productions in association with Murat Diril Cymbals and takes place over four days, 30th May 2013 to 2nd June 2013. The purpose of the Thump Festival is showcase and celebrates an array of jazz talent with a particular focus on drummers - ranging from established artists such Poogie Bell and Tamas Berdisz to young up and coming musicians such as Moses Boyd and Oded Kafari. All of the inaugural Thump Festival's gigs take place in the intimate environs of PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho.
Providing an explosive opening to the Thump Festival, the awesome trio of bass genius Richard Bona (who has worked with Randy Brecker, Zawinul Syndicate and the Pat Metheny Group); Grammy Award-winning Cuban pianist and composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba (who has performed with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Chick Corea and Charlie Haden) and virtuoso Latin Jazz drummer Ernesto Simpson, who is currently one of the most in demand drummers of his generation - collaborations include Herbie Hancock, Mike Stern and George Benson. This trio of musical luminaries has already received much media praise for the innovative and compelling performances.
Support on Friday 31st May comes from Oded Kafri And The DruMachine Project. Oded Kafri first played drums aged ten years of age - when he moved to Paris, aged sixteen, he was exposed to new drumming ideas such as jazz, afrobeat and funk. His playing style is characterised by a thorough dedication to time-keeping and swing; a great dynamic spectrum and an ability to play several styles of music sensitively. He is also a much in demand session drummer. Live he has shared the stage with Billy Cobham and performed at WOMAD. He has also had 1.3 million YouTube views in 2012 alone!
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