Courtney Pine presents Venus Warriors

Courtney Pine presents Venus Warriors Mary Seacole Memorial
Wednesday, 5th Mar 2014

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Courtney Pine is the creative catalyst behind this inspirational all-female line up. In the original spirit of the Jazz Warriors this project is a multicultural band of dedicated improvisers performing a mix of music of African origin with wide ranging roots (British, US, Latin American and Caribbean) all executed as varying styles of jazz.

Expect a uniquely provocative mix of jazz standards and original music.

This charity concert is in aid of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal which aims to erect a statue of this pioneer nurse outside Saint Thomas hospital.

"I trust that England will not forget one who nursed her sick, who sought out her wounded to aid and succour them, and who performed the last offices for some of her illustrious dead". Sir William H. Russell, The Times newspaper Crimean war correspondent, writing about Mary Seacole in 1857

The VENUS WARRIORS are:
Juliet Roberts - Voice
Sara Dhillon - Piano
Delphina ‘Panness’ James - Steel Pan
Camilla George - Alto Saxophone
Nubya Garcia - Tenor Saxophone
Cheryl Alleyne - Drums
Ruth Goller - Electric and Double Bass
Shirley Tetteh - Electric Guitar
Rosie Turton - Trombone

This unique event not only coincides with the 30th anniversary of Cortney Pine's initial idea that conceived the original Jazz Warriors, but also the 160th anniversary of Mary Seacole's journey to London to offer her services nursing the injured of the Crimean War as well as the 10th anniversary of the BBC poll that saw Mary voted the greatest Black Briton.