Tribute to ‘late great’ of jazz

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In his final years they became touring companions and friends so the British pianist and his band devote their set to eight Mseleku compositions for Sheffield Jazz tonight.

Since a 10-year tenure in San Francisco Bay, Donaldson has toured with dozens of premier league British musicians and for his Millennium Hall show is joined by world-ranked saxophonist Peter King.

Recalling that Mseleku “lived a life dedicated to his music and spiritual journey”, John’s album dedication Nearer Awakening is imbued with all those qualities with help from Thorpe, a member of Mseleku’s band in later years.

Daddy Jon goes for a hat-trick

NEW dad Jon Windle is to play three consecutive shows next month as he cracks on with recording a second solo album.

The former Little Man Tate singer will hit three Sheffield area pubs for The Windle Weekender. Fans will be able to buy a season ticket to all three or individual nights.

Jon, in 2fly for some “peace and quiet” after his wife gave birth in January, will play a couple of songs bound for the follow-up to début record Step Out The Man.

He says: “I thought it’d be good to do something different – three individual, intimate, pub party gigs with a different set each night instead of one big one.”

He’ll play Broomhill’s Nottingham House on April 23, Pavilion Sports Bar, Swallownest, the next night, and The Broadfield, Abbeydale Road, the night after.

Tickets, £10 or £22.50 for all three gigs, from jonwindle.co.uk

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