Opened 12 Sep 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Winner of the International Saxophonist of the Year Award at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the BBC Radio Jazz Awards Rising Star in 2002.
Award-winning jazz and hip hop star Soweto Kinch presents a staged performance of his latest album, with jazz improvisation, a driving hip hop score and choreography from Jonzi D. Inspired by The Seven Deadly Sins and Dante's Inferno, Soweto tells the story of Mike Smith, a young, aspiring MC caught in a world of temptation where the boundaries of reality and fantasy collide. An alto-saxophonist and MC, Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. He has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic including a Mercury Music Prize nomination, two UMA Awards and a MOBO for best Jazz Act in 2003 and 2007. The Legend of Mike Smith promises to be an absorbing live music experience combining animated visuals and dance with long-awaited, brand-new material.