Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis

Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis on stage at Southbank Centre

South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela and American master pianist Larry Willis will be performing in London on Friday 15 November.

Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis

Larry Willis and Hugh Masekela

This week presents a rare opportunity to experience the intimate side of South African two-time Grammy winner Hugh Masekela, in a sumptuously lyrical series of duets with American master pianist Larry Willis, revisiting a friendship stretching back to their days together at college in New York in the 1960s.

They will be performing as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival at the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 15 November.

Their 2012 four-CD release Friends is a masterpiece of chamber jazz combined with the sheer exuberance of the Masekela style.

Friends was given four stars by Rolling Stone and their intimate appearances around the USA have had both critics and fans cheering.

In the first half, performance poet, writer and musician Zena Edwards premieres a new work commissioned by the PRS For Music Foundation as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival’s 21 Commissions project.

Ticket prices  from £10 to £27.50.

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