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Win Tickets To See Django Bates Live At Stratford Circus 24 November 2012
On Saturday 24 November Stratford Circus will be hosting Jazz FM Awards nominee Django Bates and personnel Petter Eldh on double bass and Peter Bruun on drums for a new concert and album called Beloved.
Django Bates is a composer and multi-instrumentalist specialising in the piano, keyboards and tenor horn. He rose to prominence in Loose Tubes, a jazz orchestra that was considered one of UK's most exciting and inspirational groups in the 1980s. Django Bates' music draws on a vast variety of stylistic influcences. The inspiration for these styles is driven by the philosophy of being at the forefront of creativity and innovation like avant garde and post-modern movements. He is Professor of Rhythmic Music at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen, visiting professor of jazz at the Royal Academy of Music in London and Professor of Jazz at HKB Bern in Switzerland which is Europe's oldest 'Conservatory of Jazz'.
'Einstein said 'Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler' he probably did not envisage Django Bates music, which revels in its complexity like a brainy kitten with a ball of fibre optic cables.' Django Bates' Myspace.
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In his live concert Belovedat Stratford Circus this November, Django Bates will be celebrating the work of jazz and bepop great, Charlie Parker. With new compositions by Bates that serve to recontextualise Parker's lines, the melodies and harmonies are reconsidered, fragemented and thoroughly 'Djangoised' in that joyful, insouciant and insanely clever way that characterises all his works.