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Vincent Herring 'Soul Chemistry'

  • Swansea Jazzland St James Club, St James Crescent Swansea SA1 6DR (map)

Vincent Herring alto sax
David Kikoski piano
Essiet Essiet bass
Joris Dudli drums

For many years the teams of Herring/Kikoski and Essiet/Dudli have had a “special chemistry” while playing together. Their new cooperation will produce hard swinging and always extremely soulful jazz music of today.

Tickets/Tocynnau £15

Member/Aelodau Jazzland £12  - Use discount code MBR2018 at the checkout 

Student/Myfyrwr £7.50 - Use discount code STU at the checkout


Vincent Herring

Vincent is a saxophone virtuoso with a uniquely intense and vigorous musical voice. He first toured Europe and the United States with Lionel Hampton’s big band in the early 1980’s an began working with Nat Adderley for nine years. Along the way he worked and/or recorded with Cedar Walton, Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, The Mingus Big Band, Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor. Vincent has appeared as guest soloist with many artists and ensembles including Wynton Marsalis and John Faddis with the Carnegie Hall Big Band. While amassing these impressive credentials, Vincent continued to develop his own voice and style.


David Kikoski

Dave graduated Berklee College of Music and started playing with Roy Haynes in 1986. He has played and recorded with many jazz luminaries such as Randy and Michael Brecker, Pat Matheny, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, Jack De Johnette, John Scofield, Kenny Garret, Christian Mc Bride, Chris Potter and many others

Dave won a Grammy Award with the Mingus Big Band for the Best Live Jazz Ensemble Album (2010) and also earned a Grammy nomination with Roy Haynes for the Birds of a Feather: A Tribute to Charlie Parker al including 16 under his own name. bum (2001). He has played on over 140 CDs,

Essiet Essiet

Definitely one of the top bassist on the international jazz scene, Essiet, originally from Nigeria, is an established name all over the world. Among countless other fine musicians, he has recorded and performed with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Abdullah Ibrahim- Dollar Brand, Bobby Watson’s Horizon with Victor Lewis, Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron, Donald Brown, Billy Cobham and Danilo Perez, just to name a few.

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Joris Dudli

Joris has been a steady member of the Vienna Art Orchestra and the Art Farmer Quintet from 1979 to 1985. After moving to the US in 1986, he has performed and recorded with many of the great jazz musicians of the world: The Zawinul Syndicate, Benny Golson, Curtis Fuller, Johnny Griffin, Mullgrew Miller, Clifford Jordan, Joe Lovano, Chico Freeman, Joe Henderson, and many more. 

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