A Jamaican street party comes to Ropery Hall

Pan Jumby will be bringing its own blend of modern calypso to Barton upon Humber’s Ropery Hall later this month.

“Pan Jumby draws on music from Trinidad and features calypso and soca material alongside Brazilian tunes and well as reggae and jazz standards that also speak to the Trinidad aesthetic,” said Liz Bennet of Ropery Hall.

“It really will be a Jamaican street party when they bring their uplifting music here to Barton,” she said.

The British jazz scene has always had a close relationship with musicians from the Caribbean and Africa, revitalising itself with fresh energy and new musical ideas at every collaboration and Pan Jumby’s music is no exception.

“Featuring the pan skills of Dudley Nesbitt this is a Caribbean pan band that plays jazz, ” Liz continued.  “Dudley is an exceptional and unflagging advocate for the art and culture of the steel pan, and presents a blend of contemporary Trinidadian Calypso, Brazilian Samba and Bossa Nova, Soul tunes, Caribbean Jazz, Rumba and Cha Cha, all mixed together. You won’t fail to be smiling and dancing to their infectious music.”

The group also features Richard Ormrod on saxes, flutes, clarinets and percussion, Barkley McKay on keyboard and guitar, Kenny Higgins on bass and Sam Hobbs on drums.

The group will take to the stage on Saturday, November 12, at 8pm.  Tickets cost £12 in advance or £14 on the door.  Student tickets costing just £5 are also available.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.roperyhall.co.uk, by calling 01652 660380 or in person at the Craft Gallery.

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