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  • 2012

    Jun 21

    London, UK | 7:00pm
    The Chapel
    London, UK
    Thu Jun 21, 2012 7:00pm


    Rowland globally “re-envisions” Coltrane's spiritually charged masterpiece A Love Supreme The World Premiere of a composition I was commissioned to write, called 'Enlightenment' will take place on Thursday 21st June in the wonderfully ornate Chapel at Kings College London, The Strand. The suite is inspired by the seminal, devotional work by John Coltrane, 'A Love Supreme'. The night will be hosted by Chaser Productions under the heading Summer Solstice: Sacred Music, Sacred Spaces: A Love Supreme. It will be performed by a specially assembled 14 piece stellar ensemble of UK performers: Arrangements: Rowland Sutherland Musical Director: Orphy Robinson Musicians: Ansuman Biswas - melodic Indian instruments Mosi Conde – kora Ade Egun Crispin Robinson, Dave Pattman, Oli Savill - bata drums / percussion Juwon Ogunbe voice Nikki Yeoh - piano Orphy Robinson - marimba/ steel pan Neil Charles - double bass Pat Thomas - electronics Rowland Sutherland - flute Richard Spaven - drums Steve Williamson - saxophones Shabaka Hutchins - bass clarinet For further information visit: http://soundandmusic.org/projects/sacred-music-sacred-spaces http://ancienttofuture.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/summer-solstice-sacred-music-sacred-spaces-a-love-supreme/ http://www.facebook.com/events/405534952825180/

  • 2012

    Jun 10

    London, UK | 7:30pm

    London, UK
    Sun Jun 10, 2012 7:30pm


    A extremely rare opportunity to hear four of the most exciting and sought after musicans in the UK in the beautiful, intimate acoustics of the Forge. Orphy Robinson – tuned percussion Rowland Sutherland – flute Paul Clarvis – percussion Liam Noble – piano “Global Sounds” is a collection of world class artists from all musical backgrounds brought together for a festival at two of the best venues in Camden Town – The Forge and Green Note. The artists taking part hail from all over the Globe – the UK, Colombia, Poland, Gambia, Cuba, Venezuela and the United States of America. The musical scope of their performances will be even wider. Global Sounds is curated by Magnus Mehta. Vibraphone player Orphy Robinson and Flautist Rowland Sutherland are well known for their technical brilliance and creativity on a variety of instruments, and have a well documented history of collaboration. During the mid 80s Orphy and Rowland were key members of The Jazz Warriors – a hugely influential big band initiated by Courtney Pine, whose mission was to celebrate black British musicianship Fellow Warrior Gary Crosby describes the group: “I’ve never felt anything like that energy – raucous, raw …the power and the wildness of the soloing, it was so exciting….. once we got to the meat of the music, there were fireworks… “ The pair have collaborated on projects that include Orphy’s Blue Note recordings and bands such as Annavas, Creative Force, and the Nubian Vibes Ensemble. Both musicians bring a wealth of experience to the stage drawn from their work with many leading artists. Their credits include: Airto, Nigel Kennedy, David Murray, Andy Sheppard, Jazz Jamaica, the London Improvisors Orchestra, Joss Stone, Mica Paris, the Gnawa Musicians of Morrocco, Olodum, The Philharmonia, Jean Toussaint and Frank Wess. Percussionist Paul Clarvis and pianist Liam Noble are highly regarded for both their solo output and for their work with artists such as Herbie Hancock, James Taylor, Nina Simone, Wynton Marsalis, Harry Beckett and many others. Through his “Village Life” label, Paul has recorded countless albums with many of the greatest musicians in the UK, and he is renown as a session musician, having played on hundreds of movie scores such as Stars Wars, and the Bourne Ultimatum. Liam is one of the world’s most sophisticated pianists having achieved notoriety through his releases on Basho records. Dave Brubeck heralded that Liam’s “Brubeck” recording was “an inspiration and a challenge for me to carry on in the avenues you have opened” Liam talks about his duo with Paul: “Paul and I met playing with American composer Moondog. We devised a duo to play a medley of West Side Story music, but eventually abandoned that project and started to interpret a variety of songs from both the jazz and popular music worlds….the music we play is a free improvisation on these songs with an emphasis on space and melody…” In 2006 the pair recorded at Abbey Road studios. “Starry Starry Night” – a tribute to Clarvis’ father – was the result, described by the Guardian as: “exquisite and casually joyous music making between consummate improvisers” Performance details: Doors open at 7.30pm, music starts at 8pm The Forge can accept only cash on the door

  • 2012

    Mar 29

    London, LDN, UK | 7:30pm
    The Forge
    London, LDN, UK
    Thu Mar 29, 2012 7:30pm


    Rowland Sutherland Sextet Melodious and evocative jazz explorations of experiences in the UK, the Caribbean and Latin America emanate from this new expressive sextet led by celebrated flautist Rowland Sutherland. Having drawn inspirations from artists such as Ernest Ranglin, Rico, Monty Alexander and Airto Moreira in the late 1980s, the sextet have been taking Caribbean Nu Jazz, Brazilian and Latin jazz to new dimensions. Imaginative, expressive compositions exude from the band, all performed with enormous amounts of passion and verve. Rowland Sutherland – Flute (George Benson, Flora Purim) Harry Brown – Trombone (Skatalites, Roy Ayers) Nick Ramm – Keyboard (Cinematic Orchestra, Bembe Segue) Phil Dawson – Guitar (Tony Allen, Hugh Masekela) Dave O’Brien – Bass (Brian Abraham’s District 6, F-ire Collective) Rod Youngs – Drums (Horace Andy, Gil Scott-Heron) Performance Details: Doors open 7:30pm Music begins at 8pm Loyalty card holders – this event does apply to our loyalty card scheme It is NOT possible to dine during this event The Forge can accept only cash on the door

  • 2012

    Feb 9

    London, LDN, UK | 7:30pm
    Jazz Club Soho (Pizza Expr...
    London, LDN, UK
    Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:30pm


    Dúos means ‘two’ in Sardinian language, representing Campus and Serci’s origin that has inspired them to explore Mediterranean atmospheres fused with jazz, theatrical moments and free improvisations with Campus’ long time collaborators and ex Jazz Warriors Orphy Robinson and Rowland Sutherland. The second set is the world premiere by Filomena Campus and Cleveland Watkiss with their new Vocal Duo. The project started in 2009 during a concert at the London Riverside Studios and now it has developed into a challenging and engaging vocal performance by two internationally renowned vocalists and improvisers.

  • 2011

    Jul 31

    London, UK | 8:45pm

    London, UK
    Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:45pm


    Rowland Sutherland Sextet Rowland Sutherland - Flutes (Frank Wess, Flora Purim) Fayyaz Virji – Trombone (Stevie Wonder, Art Blakey) Nick Ramm – Keyboards (The Cinematic Orchestra, Bembe Segue) Phil Dawson – Guitar (Tony Allen, Ed Motta) Dave O’Brien – Bass (Brian Abraham’s District 6, F-ire Collective) Rod Youngs - Drums (Hugh Masekela, Gil Scott-Heron) A special line-up play an array of colourful, pulsating compositions and arrangements by Rowland Led by the dynamic flautist Rowland Sutherland and featuring a special line-up of UK musicians to perform the finest blend of jazz with reggae, dub, funk, African and Brazilian grooves within colourful, pulsating originals making this sextet an experience not to be missed!

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