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Jazz star Matthew Halsall to play the Capstone Theatre

OVER the course of five albums, Manchester based trumpeter, composer, arranger and band-leader Matthew Halsall has carved out a niche for himself on the UK music scene as one of it’s brightest talents. His languid, soulful music has won friends from Jamie Cullum and Gilles Peterson to Jazz FM and Mojo as well as an ever-growing international following.

His previous albums have found Halsall exploring the modal jazz of John and Alice Coltrane alongside his travels in Japan to create his own, uniquely British, rain-streaked spiritual jazz. His latest album Into Forever takes the Halsall sound still further, influenced by contemporary electronica, the classic Cadet recordings of Dorothy Ashby and psychedelic-soul arrangements of the great Charles Stepney (Rotary Connection, Minnie Ripperton and Terry Callier). Into Forever features Halsall’s Gondwana Orchestra expanded with strings, percussion and two guest vocalists Bryony Jarman-Pinto and Manchester based soul-poetess Josefine Oniyama.

This concert, recently tipped by The Guardian as one of the Autumn highlights of the Jazz calendar, is the first concert in national tour and will feature music from the albums Into Forever, When the World Was One and Fletcher Moss Park.

Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra Into Forever

Thursday 1st Oct, 7.30pm

The Capstone Theatre, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP

Tickets: £14 via

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