Heritage Blues Orchestra
Blues - Gospel
Chaney Sims (vocals); Bruno Wilhelm (saxophone); Jean Gobinet, Michel Fuegere (trumpet); Didier Havet (trombone, tuba); Vincent Bucher (harmonica); Bill Sims Jr. (vocals, guitar, piano); Junior Mack (guitar, vocals); Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith (drums).
Sat 7 July 2012 17:15 - 18:30 Congo
"African-American music on steroids," is how Heritage Blues Orchestra describe their energetic mix of rugged blues and elements of post-modern jazz. The group's traditional roots music with a fiery and highly adventurous twist has already gained them high acclaim in the United States. The nine-man band, that released their debut album And Still I Rise this year, takes the best of American music history and transforms this collection of styles into a dynamic melting pot. Moreover, the vocals of Junior Mack, Bill Sims Jr. and his daughter Chaney, supported by the powerful rhythms of Grammy Award winner Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith on drums - the driving force behind this innovative group - makes Heritage Blues Orchestra a sensation live on stage. An evening with Heritage Blues Orchestra guarantees a breathtaking trip through the desolate sound of work songs to the dazzling brass music of New Orleans and complex, contemporary arrangements for wind instruments. A lively tribute to all the musical elements that typify the history of the American South.