Jazz legend Courtney Pine returns to the bass clarinet to debut new material from his forthcoming album Spirituality, joined by a string quartet and his brilliant duo partner, MOBO Award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman.
Courtney Pine was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark when his first album charted in 1986. Over three decades later, now with an OBE and CBE for services to music, he continues to break new ground with a string of highly acclaimed recordings and prestigious awards.
In recent years his sell-out visits to the Howard Assembly Room have featured guest vocalist Omar, his collaborator on the Black Notes from the Deep album, and Zoe, who joined him in material from their wonderfully intimate duets project, Song:The Ballad Book.
“Beautiful impressive work by two of our finest players”
★★★★★ — The Observer
“Great songs, intimate solos and Courtney Pine and Zoe Rahman sounding tender and true”
★★★★ — Financial Times
Part of the Jamaica Society Leeds Out of Many Festival, made possible by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.
Staged in collaboration with the British Library and the National Library of Jamaica, in partnership with the Howard Assembly Room and with the support of Leeds City Council.