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ALEX WILSON AND KENRICK ROWE
THIS PERFORMANCE TOOK PLACE IN 2008 Naomi Phillips, vocals Aquilla Fearon, vocals Robin Banerjee, guitar Colin McNeish, bass Kenrick Rowe, drums Alex Wilson, keyboard ‘Uplifting Roots’ is a new collaboration between acclaimed pianist Alex Wilson and legendary drummer Kenrick Rowe. ‘Groove your way around the globe! Throw together a six-piece band, high energy vocals, powerful arrangements, a pack of Kingston Jamaica gospel/reggae beats and Latin melodies. Prepare for an amazing journey ahead…‘ Alex Wilson is renowned for his creative and innovative salsa and Latin jazz beats leading his own bands with formidable piano talent. He organically fuses salsa rhythms of varying Latin genres with incredible flair. Alex has produced five solo albums and toured the globe playing in 50 countries. Alex has played with Courtney Pine and Jazz Jamaica amongst many others. Kenrick Rowe is famously known as the drummer of Aswad, Janet Kay and Maxi Priest. A South East London boy himself, he continues to carve his extensive rhythmical skills recording and performing Jamaican grooves. Rowe has played with renowned jazz, funk, fusion and soul artists worldwide. ‘A taste for Cuban and other Latin strains of jazz has infected many artists of late. But few have proved so adept at it as British pianist Alex Wilson’. - The Independent