Gregory Porter

York Barbican , Fulford Road , York, North Yorkshire, UK


Grammy award winning Jazz singer Gregory Porter will be coming to the York Barbican this October, performing hits from his three critically acclaimed albums Be Good, Water and Liquid Spirit. A disarmingly sincere performer, with a groove that never quits, a voice of incredible virtuosity and a seemingly universal appeal as a songwriter, Porter’s lyrics often speak as dreams do, in the languages of image and emotion, to communicate thoroughly though not always directly. His objective as a songwriter, he says, is “to create a sincere message about my feelings on love, culture, family and our human joys and pain.


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Snake Strings Live

National Centre for Early Music , Walmgate, York, York, GB


Snake saxes and flutes Damion Browne cello Jayne Coyle viola Raymond Lester violin Adam Robinson violin

A ground-breaking collaboration between sax maestro Snake Davis and the outstanding Solo Players String Quartet, featuring peerless sax melody and classical strings in a fresh and innovative crossover of classical, pop, soul and jazz, all with a Snakey twist. Expect tunes ranging from ''River Deep, Mountain High'' and ''A Little Respect'' to self penned numbers to classics from Albinoni, Faure and Bach.

Acknowledged as one of the UK's foremost saxophonists, the go-to guy for session work with the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, M-People and The Eurythmics, Snake Davis explores the emotive and uplifting registers of tenor, alto and soprano sax, shakuhachi and wood flute, in a glorious classical/soul fusion.

A great show for all the family, crossing genres and introducing a wide spectrum of music to audiences of all ages.

"One of the most passionate sax styles and simple bluesy approaches a-la-Sanborn heard in these isles for a while” TIME OUT For more information visit


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Louis Moholo Moholo & Alexander Hawkins

York University, York, York, GB


Musical fireworks are guaranteed from this acclaimed intercontinental duo. Though representing two different generations of musician – the one, an established master and veteran of numerous seminal recordings and bands in the history of the music; the other, a member of a much younger generation, but whose audacious and far-reaching musical vision marks him as a major force in today’s scene – South African drummer Louis Moholo Moholo and English pianist Alexander Hawkins have developed a special rapport over the years. Their duo captures an always-passionate mix of free jazz, South African melodies, Ellington, and much else besides.

‘truly something special…sublime synergy’ The Quietus


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