V&A Waterfront Take The Stage Presents – Darren English Quartet

Area
Silo District
Cost
Free
Closest Parking
Silo Parking
Location/Venue
Silo 5
Date
19 December 2020

V&A Waterfront Take the Stage Series is a platform for emerging South African musicians and musical ensembles to showcase their talents at V&A Waterfront. Experience these emerging artists live for a series of pop-up performances which are free for all to attend.

South African born and raised trumpeter Darren English, is a 2018 honoree of the Atlanta Georgia GSU 40-UNDER-40 Most Influential & Innovative Award, the 2018 Global Peace Song Award Winner (Jazz category – jury voted), the two-time recipient of the Fine Music Radio (FMR) Award. He is the 2012 SAMRO Overseas Award Winner, and received the JAZZIZ Magazine Critics’ Pick for BEST-OF-THE-YEAR 2016 & THE HUFFINGTON POST  BEST-of-2016. His album Imagine Nation was on the official ballot for the 2017 Grammys® as well as being nominated for BEST-JAZZ-ALBUM in the SAMAs (South African Music Awards) 2017.

He has performed and recorded with Grammy® Nominated trumpeter Russell Gunn (Maxwell, Brandford/Wynton Marsalis) with his Krunk Jazz Orkestra, with vocalist Carmen Bradford (Count Basie) as well as with Curtis Harding Soul Power, with Grammy® Award saxophonist Kebbi Williams (Chris ‘daddy’ Dave, Tedeschi Trucks), Greg Tardy, Joe Gransden, the Marcus Lewis Big Band, Duffy Jackson, Marcus ‘Jay Master’ Roberts, Dwayne Pate, Dave Matthews (Carlos Santana), the Keith Brown Quartet, the Kevin Bales Quartet, Lil’ John Roberts, Marcello Pellitteri, He has also performed with UK Reggae artist Finley Quaye, UK Pop artist Craig David and US pianist Joe McBride, to name a few.

 

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