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Celebrating Mingus

Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall, SE1 8XX, [Venue Details]

In Charles Mingus’ centenary year, Guy Barker presents his Mingus Suite: brand-new arrangements of the jazz composer, bassist and band leader’s greatest music.

Backed by the full forces of the BBC Concert Orchestra, Barker’s 16-piece New Jazz Orchestra gives voice to Mingus’ pioneering musical imagination, which reshaped the sound of the 20th century.

The evening begins with a journey through Mingus’ musical influences, featuring jazz, funk, and R&B saxophonist, Lakecia Benjamin.

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