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Lorraine Baker's Eden - A Tribute to Ed Blackwell

  • Cafe Jazz 21 Saint Mary Street Cardiff, Wales, CF10 1PL United Kingdom (map)

Lorraine Baker drums
Paul Michael electric boss 
John Turville piano
Alex Merritt tenor saxophone

Rising star Lorraine Baker bursts onto the UK Jazz Scene to launch her debut album “Eden.” Her individual style has gained attention from top international musicians, describing her playing as “magical” and “deeply rooted in the tradition of the great drummers of jazz. “The show focuses on tunes famously played by late drummer Ed Blackwell, re-arranged and using newly composed elements to give the music an edgy modern twist, perfectly showcasing the all star band and Lorraine’s unique sound as an improviser. Expect a fusion of afro, dance and rock grooves with driving swing and elements of free improvisation.

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“Lorraine has a magical quality in her playing which is perhaps the rarest of all things musical.”Jeff Williams - Drummer/composer/educator 

I had a wonderful time playing with Lorraine Baker while recently in London. She swings hard and plays in a style deeply rooted in the tradition of the great drummers of jazz.” Gary Smulyan - award winning NY based baritone saxophonist 

“I have no doubt that Lorraine Baker will make a valuable contribution to the musical landscape of the jazz scene and I am excited to follow her career. ”Christine Tobin - internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist 

Lorraine Baker’s dynamic range and musical concept is mature and advanced for someone so young.” Christine Tobin - internationally acclaimed jazz vocalist 

Admission £6 / £5 concessions

Earlier Event: October 18
Toots and The Maytals
Later Event: October 18
Swagger Mac - Album Launch