The Wire

News

Archie Shepp's Attica Blues Big Band added to London Jazz Festival

Following a recent Kickstarter campaign Archie Shepp has put together a new Attica Blues Big Band, made up of a mixture of 26 younger, and more experienced players from France and the US. As well as a couple of shows in France, Shepp will be playing at the Barbican as part of London Jazz Festival on 24 November. The performance will involve pieces form the original 1979 Attica Blues Big Band album, plus new compositions. More details on the Barbican show here, and brief story on the Kickstartered Attica Blues Big Band here.