WORLD JAZZ LIVE SESSIONS AT THE TOWER - Hosted by Maiuko Roots 8 A Sam Kelly and Gregg Kofi Brown concept, members of two legendary bands. Sam is a founding member and drummer with one of the most sampled
WORLD JAZZ LIVE SESSIONS AT THE TOWER – Hosted by Maiuko
A Sam Kelly and Gregg Kofi Brown concept, members of two legendary bands. Sam is a founding member and drummer with one of the most sampled bands in history ‘CYMANDE’. Gregg is a forty-year veteran of the Godfathers of afrobeat & jazz and afro-rock, OSIBISA.
Roots 8 bring a world tropical brand of music. This multi-national eight-piece “All Star” band boasts a wealth of super talented musicians creating a sound that draws on rare groove rhythms combined with Caribbean / Afro Jazz, African back beats and Soulful melodies.
With an international tour, festival bookings and many performance shows booked throughout 2023, Roots 8 are much in demand. They look forward to bringing their music to the World Jazz Live Sessions to The Tower.
Sam Kelly – Drums
Gregg Kofi Brown – Lead Vocals/ Rhythm Guitar
Maiuko – Lead Vocalist
Phil Ramacon – Piano/Lead Vocals
Richard Sadler – Bass
Tony Qunta – Guitar/ Violin/ Backing Vocals
Clare Hirst – Sax/Clarinet/ Backing Vocals
Claude Deppa – Trumpet
SUPPORT ACT – James Pyott
Pyott’s original compositions shift between light and dark moods and are strongly influenced by eastern and southern European sounds, he makes prominent use of the (Greek) Basuki.
Tickets £15 | Doors from 6.30pm
A PortCaia Production in association with The Tower Theatre
(Thursday) 7:30 pm
The Tower Theatre, North Road, Shorncliffe, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 3HL