Stepping Tiger x Storyhouse presents Theon Cross

Stepping Tiger proudly present Theon Cross on Sunday 6th October Running from
Last event: Sunday 6 October 2019 at 4pm
  • Free entry
  • The Kitchen

This month, London tuba player and composer Theon Cross will visit Storyhouse as part of long-awaited UK headline tour.

Theon Cross has made his mark as one of the leaders of the thriving UK jazz scene.

His critically acclaimed debut album Fyah, released earlier this year via Gearbox Records, reached #1 in the UK Jazz charts and went Top 30 in the US Jazz charts. With Nubya Garcia on tenor saxophone and Moses Boyd on drums, it duly broke convention in its mixing of jazz, Caribbean dub and dance music, earning plaudits from the likes of Pitchfork (7.5), NPR, Evening Standard, Mixmag, the Quietus and more. A regular contributor to South London’s Steam Down collective as well as the integral, powerhouse bass behind the Mercury-nominated Sons of Kemet, and Seed Ensemble who are also nominated for this year’s Mercury Prize.

Cross has performed with everyone from Kano to Makaya McCraven to Jon Batiste, Pharoahe Monch and Emeli Sandé. His debut EP ‘Aspirations’ was one of the most impactful of 2015, leading to nominations for Best Instrumentalist of the Year (Jazz FM Awards) and Best Jazz Newcomer (Parliamentary Jazz Awards). His new album ‘Fyah’ sees Cross bring the tuba to the forefront, utilising it in place of electronic basslines, whilst also making it a principle point of focus by merging the instrument’s traditional use with his own modern sensibilities.

About Stepping Tiger

Stepping Tiger DJs are currently in residence at The Kitchen, Storyhouse every Sunday 3pm – 7pm.
Residents will be joined by special guest DJs & wordsmiths. Find out more about the residency here.

Over the past 18 months Stepping Tiger has been showcasing live acts at the forefront of the UK’s jazz, soul and afrobeat scene. Artists have been supported by experienced selectors pushing eclectic worldwide rhythms on wax.

Stepping Tiger’s founder & resident DJ, Ben the Roman has been unearthing hidden gems & playing them out on the wheels of steel for over a decade. A deep love of digging has gained him a reputation for providing unique sets that are sure to have the dancers in full focus. Ben has joined the stage alongside; Skinny Pelembe, Steamdown, Yazmin Lacey, Allysha Joy, Pete Beardsworth, Noya Roa, Darkhouse Family, Oxman, Horseman & many more talented musicians & DJs. His selection draws from tripped-out Afrobeat to soul heart-melters, UK Jazz to rare-groove, funky dancers to South American grails… & much more enlightening sounds.

Listen to Stepping Tiger selections here: https://mixcloud.com/SteppingTiger/

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Find out more about Theon Cross here.

Certificate:

Suitable for everyone

Time details

Resident DJ: 4pm
Remy Jude Ensemble 6.45pm
Theon Cross: 8pm
Resident DJ until 10pm

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