The 11-piece Nu Civilisation Orchestra presents a sonic and visual tribute to Joe Harriott, the free form Jamaican who settled in London in 1952. A bebop player at heart, Harriott fused the influence of Charlie Parker with his own Jamaican musical sensibility to create his unique sound in which his Caribbean roots were always audible.
Parallel is a multi-dimensional tribute exploring the interaction between musical and visual improvisation as Harriott conceived it.
Lively Up! is an exciting new festival of music on tour produced by Dune Music and Tomorrow’s Warriors. In 2012 we mark the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica's independence with a celebration of the kaleidoscope of the island's music and heritage.
Article by Peter Doig about art being influenced by jazz, and jazz being influenced by art: Peter Doigt's Article in the Guardian
Other Events Across Nottingham:
Thursday 27 September, 6pm - 9pm I IS ANOTHER/ LIVELY UP FESTIVAL LAUNCH PARTY
This exhibition highlights the best contemporary talent in sculpture, painting, installation, film, video and performance from across the diverse Jamaican diaspora.
New Art Exchange
Friday 28 September, 2pm
Fun and games for all the family
Rediscover the stories, ring games and popular folk songs from Jamaica and other islands through an entertaining multi-generational performance workshop that combines music, song, storytelling and dance. Supported by EMJazz and Nottingham Jazz
Royal Concert Hall Level 2 Foyer
Friday 28 September, 8pm
CATCH A FIRE
A Tribute to Bob Marley & The Wailers
Jazz Jamaica All Stars and the Urban Soul Orchestra, with special guest Brinsley Forde (Aswad) present a truly sensational tribute to Bob Marley and the Wailers’ and their groundbreaking, iconic album, Catch A Fire, with a massive 30-piece orchestra.
Royal Concert Hall
Sunday 30 September, 5pm
Tomorrow’s Warriors & JazzCotech Dancers
Come celebrate Jamaican independence with the Steppin’ Over dance party for all the family, with a spectacular live band and dance floorshow that the whole family can enjoy. Bring your friends, bring your family, dress up and come show off your best moves!