Jazz Warrior back on road

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Jazz Jamaica star Gary Crosby is bringing another of his projects, Gary Crosby’s Groundation, to Sheffield tomorrow night.

The double bass player, who rose to fame in the 1980s with young British jazz supergroup Jazz Warriors, is also an active educator.

The other members of Groundation are drawn from his project Tomorrow’s Warriors. He was awarded an OBE for his work in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Gary said: “Groundation is the name of my new small band. It’s a kind of ‘group discussion’ between some of my musical friends and me. Each of us has a contribution to make to this discussion, to this creative conversation, and can choose to ‘say’ as much or as little as we feel.

“It’s progressive jazz with some Afrobeat accents interspersed with thoughtful ballads.

“Joining me in Groundation are award-winning hornsman, Nathaniel Facey (alto sax) and rising stars Shirley Tetteh (guitar) and Moses Boyd (drums), all of whom have developed through our Tomorrow’s Warriors programme.”

Tomorrow’s show will be at the Millennium Hall at Sheffield Polish Club on Ecclesall Road. Music starts at 8.30pm.

Advance tickets: www.wegottickets.com