Photo courtesy of Benjamin Amure
Reuben started his Jazz career at a very young age in The Notebenders Big Band, a community project started by Andy Hamilton. He went through Birmingham Youth Jazz and touring with Abram Wilson and onto study Jazz in London. Now he’s able to bring the very best musicians back to gig in Bearwood and we’re very excited.
The full line up is:
Giacomo Smith - Clarinet/Alto (New York) (state)
Ruben Fox - Tenor (Brixton)
Mark Kavuma - Trumpet (Africa)
Rosie Turton - Trombone (Countryside)
Moses 'Big beat' Boyd - Drums (Catford)
James Banner - (Dudley)
Reuben James - Piano (Bromford)
Reuben James presents the era of jazz that saw the likes of Lester Young, Count Basie, Ben Webster and Charlie Parker taking risks, expressing themselves and getting people on their feet into the wee hours of the morning.
Kansas Smitty’s brings that vibe to you LIVE. Don’t be fooled though, this is no vintage hang. This is swing. Here. Now.” As Reuben says “Jazz ain’t no background music"
If we'd known earlier what Reuben had planed we'd certainly have charged more on the door. However, from the punter’s point of view this is a wonderful opportunity to see a great act at a price you’re not likely to see again. Be there!
The evening at Corks Club (558 Bearwood Road) starts 9pm and admission is only £4 per person (£3 concs).