Led by multi instrumentalist Hannabiell Sanders, this high energy ensemble is nothing less than exhilarating as it fuses together Afro-Caribbean & Latin percussion, Jazz, Afro-beat, and Funk to create their unique sound. The music created from this fusion is an organic blend of powerful and upbeat drums, brass, vocal chants, and mbira compositions which not only produces an invigorating party atmosphere, it also summons audience participation. This fusion they call “Afro-psychedelic funk.”
Award winning Hannabiell & the Midnight Blue collective, have created a buzz, performing at venues such as the Southbank Centre-London, Sage Gateshead, The Cluny Newcastle, the Hare & Hounds-Birmingham, Jazz Refreshed-London, The Hagglers Corner-and many more.
They have also performed for the London Jazz Festival, Hull Jazz festival, Manchester Jazz Festival, Durham International Brass Festival, Newcastle Pride, SIRF: Stockton International Riverside Festival, Lancaster Jazz Festival, Lindisfarne Festival, and many more. Hannabiell & Midnight Blue released their debut album “With Us” in March 2012 and “Protest Culture” in June 2013.
Hannabiell Sanders. bass trombone, voice, djembe, conga, percussion.
Yilis Suriel. djembe, dundun, percussion.
Juan Manuel Loaiza. conga, timbales, percussion.
Luke Gaul. guitar.
Thomas Dixon. Tenor saxophone.
Stan Woodward. Bass guitar.
Nuga Dapo. keyboards.
King David Ike-Elechi. drum kit.
Presented in partnership with Jazz North as part of the northern line programme.
A standing show. On sale 10am 24th Feb.