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Roots 8 – Caribbean & Afro Jazz

A Sam Kelly and Gregg Kofi Brown concept, members of two legendary bands. Sam is a founding member and drummer with one of the most sampled bands in history ‘CYMANDE’.  Gregg is a forty-year veteran of the Godfathers of afrobeat & jazz and afro-rock, OSIBISA.

Roots 8 bring a world tropical brand of music. This multi-national eight-piece “All Star” band boasts a wealth of super talented musicians creating a sound that draws on rare groove rhythms combined with Caribbean / Afro Jazz, African back beats and Soulful melodies.

With an international tour, festival bookings and many performance shows booked throughout 2023, Roots 8 are much in demand.  They look forward to bringing their music to the World Jazz Live Sessions to The Tower.

Sam Kelly – drums
Gregg Kofi Brown – lead vocals/ rhythm guitar
Maiuko – lead vocalist
Phil Ramacon – piano/lead vocals
Richard Sadler – bass
Tony Qunta –  guitar/ violin/ bvs
Clare Hirst – sax/clarinet/ bvs
Claude Deppa – trumpet

Tickets £15 | Doors from 6.30pm
Unreserved seating
A PortCaia Production in association with The Tower Theatre