Theon Cross UK Tour 2019


Tuba-player Theon Cross has made his mark as one of the leaders of the thriving London jazz scene. A regular contributor to South London’s Steam Down collective as well as the integral, powerhouse bass behind the Mercury-nominated Sons of Kemet, Cross has made further waves with his own solo material. His debut album Fyah, released earlier this year via Gearbox Records, reached #1 in the UK 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. Described by Gilles Peterson as “incredible” and by the New York Times as “a prodigious young talent”, Cross will be bringing the Fyah across the UK in his first national tour.

Cross has performed with everyone from Kano and Pharoahe Monch to Emelie Sande. 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.)

“A key figure in London’s vital jazz scene, Cross brings new energy to the tuba, an instrument long neglected in jazz and its offshoots.” – Pitchfork

“Theon Cross crucially embraces the bass and rhythm role with exuberant inventiveness” – The Guardian

“Theon Cross plays the tuba as if it’s a Roland 303, generating deep, Flubber-like bass lines as well as wild squalls, percussive pops and dubstep bwaps” – The Quietus



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