Gilad Atzmon plays 'Bird with Strings'

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Last Show: Saturday 28 th October 2017

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Unclassifiable, controversial, charismatic, a central figure on the British and world jazz scenes, saxophonist and author, Gilad Atzmon performing the music of arguably the greatest alto sax player in jazz history, Charlie Parker. On the night, Gilad will be accompanied by a full string section adding depth to bird's classic compositions. This is a must-see show that has been earning rave reviews around the country! 


Great Saxophonists Special Offer: Buy tickets for both the ‘Spirt of Trane’ and ‘Bird with Strings’ shows and get £5 off! Join Gilad as he celebrates two of the most important jazz musicians of all time, John Coltrane and Charlie Parker, in a bumper night. Call the box office on 020 7439 4962 to take advantage of this offer.

As jazz critic Phil Johnson notes “While most jazz tribute projects are dry as dust, Gilad Atzmon's marvelous evocation of Charlie Parker's legendary 1949 Verve recording with strings somehow succeeds in conveying Bird's mercurial genius, as well as accurately re-presenting what counts as some of the most profoundly beautiful music ever.

Band Lineup

Gilad Atzmon (tenor & soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet)

Frank Harrison (piano)

Yaron Stavi (acoustic bass)

Enzo Zirilli (drums)