'Civic Award Winners 2016 for outstanding contribution to Arts and Entertainment'
'Judessa Jazz' is an international quintet of clarinets, saxophones, piano, bass and drums. The band comprises musicians from U.S.A., Ghana, U.K., Nigeria and Schechter, Ska Cubano, Salsa Celtica, Pete King, Moses Fan-Fan, Roberto Pla, Aster Aweke and amny others. The band plays a wide range of poignant Jewish music through an exhilarating Afro-Latin-jazz filter.
Their repertoire includes Sehardic melodies, Klezmer, Hassidic themes, American songbook, classical and other Jewish music. Expect a twist of raucous wedding music, Kurt Weill, soulful ancient melodies, Yiddish theatre tunes and more. All of this delivered with jazz virtuosity and through a powerful African rhyhm section.
The line up:
Roland Perrin - piano
Jeremy Shoham - alto sax, eb clarinet
Roberto Manzin - Bb clarinet, tenor sax
Emmanuel Oladokun - bass
Eric Kwame Foli - drums
Live at the Tall Ship festival 2017: