Stagger Lee Wonders: Taken from James Baldwins’ seminal poem, tonight will feature artists presenting an evening of radical poetry and prose fused with free improvised music – guests include Robert Mitchell, Debbie Sanders, Corey Mwamba, John Edwards, Elaine Michener and Mark Sanders.
Doors 8pm – Concert 8.30pm
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Robert Mitchell is a prodigious pianist running his own trio Epiphany3, and group ‘Panacea’
‘There is a deep thought in every note of Mitchell’s playing. At times he proceeds so slowly that we have time to think about each note right along with him.’ Walter Kolosky
“Mitchener is a genre-crossing virtuoso.” Financial Times A movement art vocalist noted for her unique melding of styles ranging from contemporary classical, gospel, jazz, sound poetry, free-improvisation and movement, Elaine Mitchener has worked with an eclectic array of leading musicians and artists.
Corey Mwamba. Corey is a vibraphonist, promoter and educator …Mwamba’s distinctive approach and tone is instantly recognisable in any context: a potent blend of pure sound, highly melodic phrases and ethereal textures; barely whispered chords and ear-piercing robotic screams.
Debbie Sanders is a Story Teller, singer, composer and author of songs and books for children as Mina Productions. She has also been singing on the London and Manchester scenes playing with Skylab and Chapter and the Verse.
John Edwards world class bass player … Edwards was a dynamic presence throughout, goading his partners with explosive pizzicato sounds or tom-tom thundering on the body of the instrument, placating them with abrupt shifts to softly bowed chord, John Fordham, Guardian.
Mark Sanders …..`..the other special ingredient is the ubiquitous, diverse and constantly creative drummer Mark Sanders, who always outdoes himself, whether playing with restraint or erupting like a dynamo. Bruce L Gallenter, Downtown Music Gallery. NY