Bringing The Blue Notes to lif

Bringing The Blue Notes to life: a South African jazz story retold in London

The Dedication Orchestra will pay tribute to the legendary South African jazz group, The Blue Notes, this November in London.

Bringing The Blue Notes to lif

This is a rare opportunity to see this joyous rollercoaster of a big band as they evoke the story of five South African exiles who transformed jazz after finding their way to Europe in the 1960s.

Fired by the whipcrack drumming of the one surviving member of The Blue Notes, Louis Moholo-Moholo, the music of Chris McGregor, Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza and Johnny Dyani continues to live and breathe in ‘a bustling mix of freedom and discipline, of community and individualism (The Guardian).

The Dedication Orchestra brings together successive generations of musicians who have been inspired by the passionate commitment of this music. They include Steve Beresford, Claude Deppa, Maggie Nicols, Evan Parker, Keith Tippett, Julie Tippetts and Jason Yarde.


Saturday 15 November 2014
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Prices £25 £20 £10