Here’s the line up for ‘On The Edge’ Our Big Gig, 14th July, Martineau Gardens.
There’s something for everyone:
Open Mic Set
A selection of short sets including spoken word artist, singers from colleges across Birmingham. Expect anything from covers of Arctic Monkey’s to lyrics inspired by John Legend.
An explosive live performer who has performed widely in prestigious venues it is needless to say that Rekesh Chauhan encapsulates audiences with ease. With his early training in Indian Classical Music from his Father and Guru, Rajesh Chauhan, he went on to study Western Classical Music. Chauhan who has established a unique style of performing Indian Classical Music on the piano has many more feathers in his cap. He has shared the stage with the likes of Bollywood’s foremost respected music director, Ravindra Jain, Mercury Prize award winner Talvin Singh at the esteemed Ronnie Scotts, appeared with tabla giants such as Ustad Tari Khan, tours with Swati Natekar, (vocals on Nitin Sawhneys “Nadia” and Jakattas’ American Dream’) and in 2009 he was featured on the BBC Asian Network Friction show. Not to mention supporting acts including MOBO award winning jazz pianist Zoe Rahman.
Solo performances from saxophonist, Samantha Jayne, performing tracks ranging from Rihanna to Whitney Houston. She will also be available for a play-by ear jam session with our visiting young musicians in the making.
Samantha can help you create a unique and memorable event for all occasions, check out her website if you’d like to hear more. Her musical expression and improvisational skills mean that each time she performs a song it takes on a unique feel.
Fresh ‘for one week only’, our new Brazilian friends are making their first European tour. Expect lively street samba and lots of energy.
Ruben Fox performs regularly with Tomorrow’s Warriors, and recently won solo acclaim as part of the Essentially Ellington competition led by visitors from Jazz at the Lincoln Center. Fox also performs with Birmingham’s own Ruben James at The Ronnie Scott’s Late Late Show, a venue extolled in the words of Wynton Marsalis (first apple ipod jazz icon), “We haven’t had anything like this in New York for over twenty years”.
Book your free tickets at ontheedgeourbiggig.eventbrite.co.uk