Ghanaian bassist Bright Osei will play at the Goethe-Institut concert
ALL countries in the world will shine the spotlight on jazz on International Jazz Day (IJD) on Saturday 30 April to demonstrate the beauty of music and fans in Ghana will have the chance to enjoy exciting experiences at the Goethe-Institut and at +233 Jazz Bar & Grill, both in Accra.
The IJD will arrive early for patrons of the Goethe-Institut. It will be a jazzy evening on Friday April 29, 2022 at the Goethe-Institut at 7 p.m. while the +233 Jazz Bar and Grill will delight its clientele on Saturday April 30, 2022 at 9 p.m.
April 30 was declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2011 to raise awareness of jazz and its unique role as a uniting force for the peoples of the world. entire. Concerts have been held in Ghana since 2012 to celebrate the JIJ.
Acclaimed Ghanaian bassist, Bright Osei will team up with saxophonist Anthony ‘Khalisax’ Ansah, drummer David Miyilor and keyboardist Nicholas Mettle for the concert at the Goethe-Institut.
They will feature standard jazz effectively blended with African vibes for a distinctive take on the genre.
Osei has performed in the past with a wide range of artists including Kojo Antwi, Gyedu Blay Ambolley and the GH Jazz Collective. He has toured and organized workshops in Europe.
Khalisax has also worked with figures such as Richard Bona.
Miyilor also sings. He has toured Africa and Asia and recorded material under his name.
Mettle is a versatile keyboardist who also performs with bands Breeze, Soul Nice and North Star.
The +233 concert will have the GH Jazz Collective in session with American trumpeter, composer and bandleader, Marquis Hill as guest.
He is an exciting jazz player who also incorporates styles like hip-hop, R&B and neo-soul into his approach.
Among the musicians from elsewhere that GH Jazz Collective has featured at previous IJD celebrations are singer Pilani Bubu (South Africa), saxophonist Godwin Louis and guitarist Colter Harper (USA), trumpeter Nicholas Genest (France) and bassist Manu Falla (Benin).