Music Legends Michael Henderson and Norman Connors to Headline at UK's Royal Festival Hall!~
Tickets Available Now!~
2014-01-30 07:13:24 - This ICONIC DUO, that has recorded and produced millions in sales will feature The Starship Orchestra and the vocal stylings of Ms. Carleen Anderson!
American Multi Grammy Award nominee Michael Henderson, and Iconic Jazz Drummer Norman Connors with their Starship Orchestra, Presents this world premiere show! They will be further joined by special guest vocalist Carleen Anderson. The event will feature the best of their joint and individual music spanning four decades of soulful jazz and celebrate Normans Connors 40th year in the industry! Michael Henderson is one of the first notable bass guitarists of the fusion era as well as being one of the most influential jazz and soul musicians of the past 40 years. He has played and recorded with many famous artists, notably Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, The Dramatics and Doctor John. He is considered to be
one of the three greatest Motown bass guitarists, along with James Jameson and Bob Babbitt. After almost seven years with Miles Davis, Henderson focused on songwriting and singing in a solo career that produced many hit songs and albums for Arista Records. Although known primarily for ballads, vocalizing on the recording of “You Are My Starship” and “Valentine Love” performed with Jean Carn, he is an influential funk player whose riffs and songs have been widely covered.
Norman Connors is an American jazz drummer and an iconic composer, arranger, and producer who as led a number of influential jazz and R&B groups. His prolific career stretched over 4 decades and 17 albums.
His first recording was with Archie Shepp’s, after which he played with Pharaoh Sanders. Connors began to focus more on R&B material in the mid 1970s after signing with Buddah Records. He has also produced recordings for various artists, including collaborators like Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jean Carn, Phyllis Hyman, Al Johnson, Norman Brown, and saxophonist Marion Meadows.
Carleen Anderson is an American soul singer, who has had great success in the UK. She is the daughter of singer Vicki Anderson and stepdaughter of Bobby Byrd, and previously the lead singer in The Young Disciples. She has released five solo studio albums to great critical and commercial success.
Carleen is one of the most powerful vocalists today, 2013 Jazz FM UK Vocalist of The Year and has been a favorite of audiences and fellow artist alike for over two decades.
The Starship Orchestra is being led by Aaron Liddard, and is supported by some significant and very established musicians which includes:
Vocalist: Ms. Theonita Valentin
Vocalist: Ms. DaMia Satterfield
Bass: Ernie McKone
Keys: Sam Grimley
Guitar: Dave Ital
Trumpet: Paul Jordonous
Saxophone: Aaron Liddard
Trombone: Tom White
Cello: Jess Cox
Drums: Derek McKenzie
Violins & Violas: Eleanor Stanford, Amy Stanford, Laura Stanford
Background vocalist: LaDonna Harley-Peters
Background vocalist: Aaron Sokell
Tickets Now On Sale! SouthBank Centre: 0844 875 0072 * Musiccism.com: 0208 690 9777
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