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‘A Salute to Humphrey Lyttelton’ is a one time only event at The Black Swan on Saturday 20th November to pay true homage to Humph’s story and heritage.
An ensemble of jazz musicians from the UK and USA embark on tour in celebration of the legendary trumpeter, band leader and BBC broadcaster Humphrey Lyttelton, on what would have been his 100th birthday anniversary year.
Saturday 20th November
Starts: 8pm (Doors open 7 pm)
The ‘Salute To Humphrey Lyttelton’ band features:
Chris Hodgkins – trumpet, Henry Lowther – trumpet,
Charlotte Glasson – sax, Diane McLoughlin – sax, Mark Bassey – trombone Alison Rayner – double bass, Buster Birch – drums, Alex Clarke – sax, and all the way from the USA Jinjoo Yoo – piano, Wayne Wilkinson – guitar.
About Humphrey Lyttelton
Rising to prominence in the early 1950’s, Lyttelton’s hit single ‘Bad Penny Blues’ was the first ever British jazz record to achieve top 20 status, and remained there for six weeks. Its success was largely due to a very catchy boogie piano riff, which was later used by Paul McCartney as the basis for the Beatles’ song ‘Lady Madonna’.Throughout his career, he blazed a trail with diverse presentations of jazz music and unique collaborations.
In 2002, he performed (in front of 42,000) and recorded with Radiohead, engaging an entire new audience with his music and providing a rare platform for fellow jazz musicians to play on a world stage.
In addition to his influential role as leader of the jazz revival, Lyttelton, affectionately known as “Humph”, was also a much loved broadcaster, hosting BBC Radio 2’s ‘Best Of Jazz’ programme for many years, as well as BBC Radio 4’s hugely successful and still running) comedy show ‘I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue’ (later hosted by Jack Dee).
Join the band on tour for a captivating and insightful night of nostalgia and an exhilarating evening of live music!
The Salute to Humphrey Lyttelton Tour is supported by public funding from Arts Council England with help from PizzaExpressLive. National Jazz Archive, the Jazz Centre UK , Jazz London Radio and Ina Dittke and Associates