Imagine yourself hunkered down in a smoky basement bar. The audience is being mesmerised by some of the coolest jazz sounds you’ve heard for a long time. The chances are you are listening to Femi Temowo.
A firm favourite with the likes of Courtney Pine, the guys at Ronnie Scott’s and the late Amy Winehouse, we’re expecting Femi’s effortlessly interweaving of Nigerian folk rhythms and modern jazz to be a favourite with our festival audiences.
Accompanied by Troy Miller on drums and Karl Rasheed Abel on bass, Femi will be performing a melodic late-night session to wind down our Saturday programme.
Femi plays Spyglass Inn Boathouse on Saturday 20th April at 9.30pm
Earlier in the evening, Radio 4 broadcaster, Sarfraz Manzoor will be taking us on a humorous journey through his life and revealing how Bruce Springsteen’s songs saved him, then helped him get out of Luton and find the woman of his dreams.
The Guardian writer and BBC Culture Show reporter believes The Boss’ work contain the secrets of life, love and happiness. Sarfraz will be inviting our audience to share their dilemmas and will be giving advice based on the lyrics of the ultimate blue-collar hero.
Sarfaz plays The Baptist Church on Saturday 20th April from 8pm
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