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Arun Ghosh

Sat, 7th Oct - 7.00pm (Ends 8.30pm)

Ticket Info: Standard - £16; Child - £8

Marsden Jazz Festival 2017
After a spellbinding sell-out performance at Marsden Jazz Festival of A South Asian Suite in 2015, we are delighted to welcome back clarinettist and composer Arun Ghosh for a première performance of music from new double-album, the Blue Light the Red Light.

Ghosh’s new work marks a move towards more song-like structures and psychedelic textures, creating a sonic space where Alice Coltrane meets The Doors, Spiritualized and The Velvet Underground. Propelled by a hard driving rhythm section, and supported by the multi-layered guitar of Shirley Tetteh, Ghosh’s celebrated lyricism, melodic outpourings and freewheeling improvisations become passionate and intensely emotional ‘songs without words’.

Winner of ‘Jazz Instrumentalist of the Year’ at the 2014 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, Arun Ghosh is a leading light on UK and international jazz scenes, captivating audiences and critics with his passionate and dynamic performance style, eloquent musical expression and a charismatic rock ‘n’ roll spirit. His forthcoming double-album, the Blue Light the Red Light, will be released in October 2017.

Arun Ghosh (clarinet)
Chris Williams (alto saxophone)
Shirley Tetteh (electric guitar)
Liran Donin (bass)
Tansay Omar (drums)

“Life-affirming music that transcends cultural barriers”. (Manchester Evening News)

Listen: Sufi Stomp from A South Asian Suite

Image credit: Emile Holba