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Tomorrow's Warriors present

Nu Civilisation Orchestra feat. ESKA

presenting Joni Mitchell’s Hejira and Mingus

Tomorrow’s Warriors present Nu Civilisation Orchestra led by Peter Edwards and featuring acclaimed vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and Tomorrow’s Warriors alumna ESKA for this exploration of the music of two legends: Joni Mitchell, through her classic, jazz-influenced album Hejira, and her later work with pioneering jazz legend Charles Mingus

When Joni Mitchell released Hejira in 1976, she was already established as one of the great voices of her generation. Hejira saw Mitchell embark on a new journey, away from her folk roots, towards the freer, jazz-inspired music of her later work.  By 1978, Mitchell’s jazz-influenced work was pushed further through an unlikely collaboration with one of the most imposing jazz musicians to ever take the stage, Charles Mingus. Mitchell’s Mingus took the great man’s compositions as the inspiration for her own lyrics. The result stands as one of the most emotionally intense and unexpected of musical collaborations

Gifted pianist, composer and musical director Peter Edwards will lead the a 19-piece Nu Civilisation Orchestra (NCO) featuring players such as Jay Darwish (bass), Sarah Tandy (piano), Rosie Turton (trombone), Kianja (vocals), Loucin (vocals), Eddie Hick (drums), Tello Morado (percussion) and more

Audio Brochure Event Listing: 

Sat 19 Nov, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)

Approximate stage times, subject to change:

Doors 6.45pm
Start 7.30pm
Interval 8.15pm
End 9.30pm (Approx.)
£23.50, £27.50, Concessions £18.50