This event has unfortunately been cancelled, due to the New Year lockdown in England. Ticket holders will be contacted and offered a full refund.

Camilla George – Mobo-nominated, Nigerian-born saxophonist and star of the award-winning Jazz Jamaica, leads her own critically-acclaimed project showcasing the stars of the new UK jazz scene. Dubbed “the golden girl of jazz” by the Evening Standard, her love of fusing African and Western Music into her own distinctive style has made her a firm fixture on the new London Jazz scene, alongside peers such as Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings and Zara McFarlane.

Her music is a hypnotising blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz. Politically minded and heavily linked with African history, and in particular slavery, her latest album, The People Could Fly, demonstrates her growth as a composer and bandleader. Based upon a book of African folk tales, it looks at tales that slaves passed onto their children through generations. Whilst full of sorrow, it is essentially a story of hope for black people and mankind that we can one day live together in harmony.

Featuring: Camilla George alto saxophone / Joe Armon-Jones piano / Daniel Casimir double bass / Sam Jones drums

Dates & Times

Last session: Fri 22 Jan 2021 at 8:00 PM - This event has now passed
Derby Hall @ The Met
Tables from £36 / £12 individual seats / £5 stream online (inc fees)

Duration approx. 70 minutes.

Tickets are available for socially distanced tables (maximum four people per table).

Smaller parties can purchase individual seats in the balcony. We have removed many of the balcony seats to allow you to sit in socially distanced groups.

Bookers who purchase a streaming ticket to watch the concert at home will be emailed access instructions prior to the event date.

mjf @ The Met

This event is part of mjf @ The Met, a series of intimate live and streaming gigs promoted in collaboration with Manchester Jazz Festival.

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