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Thursday, January 02, 2020

AIR4CE A celebration of the life and music of Ginger Baker


(Press release)

On 21st January, there will be a tribute concert, celebrating the life & music of the legendary Ginger Baker, at Cluny 2, Newcastle. The band, Air4ce, will play music from Ginger’s beginnings in jazz and blues, through his African/jazz/rock Airforce outfit, plus collaborations with other artists, and solo work throughout his career. Ginger’s family will be attending, including author of the book ‘Hellraiser - Autobiography of the world’s greatest drummer’, compering the night, daughter Nettie Baker, plus musical guest appearances from nephew (the aptly named) Robert Johnson, and granddaughter Zara. Other special guest appearances from Ginger’s career to be announced. More updates found at the Facebook page: 


The core line-up features:

Tom Atkinson - Drums
Martin Bell - Percussion
Nick Lawrence - Bass
Stu Dawson - Guitar
Nigel Stawart - Keys 
Sue Ferris - Tenor/Alto Sax/Flute
Paul Gowland - Tenor/Alto Sax
Lindsay Hannon - Vocs
Bob Davidson - Vocs

A quick take from the first rehearsal with ‘stripped down’ lineup here: 

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