Monday, March 16, 2015

All-Star Tribute Concert Celebrating Jack Bruce To Be Held In London

‘Sunshine of Your Love,’ a tribute concert to the late Jack Bruce, will be held on Saturday october 24 24 at The Roundhouse in London. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, March 18 and will be available from The concert will benefit Bruce’s favorite charity, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), 

Guest artists confirmed so far for the concert include Ginger Baker, Joss Stone, Phil Manzanera, Ian Anderson, Vernon Reid, Mark King, Liam Bailey, Fiona Bevan and Jack Bruce’s Big Blues Band. Further additions and special guests yet to be announced.

“Jack Bruce was one of my biggest heroes when I was growing up – a consummate musician, composer and all round rock genius with a killer voice and one of the most creative and versatile musical minds of his generation,"said Nitin Sawhney, who has been hired as the concert's musical director. "Being asked to musically direct this show celebrating his life and work is a great honor and privilege and I look forward to working with an amazing line up of contemporary artists and rock legends.”

Jack Bruce was a music colossus with a restless musical spirit. His 50-year career saw him work with a wide range of collaborators, across many genres. He was respected by all for his inventiveness and instrumental dexterity. He composed some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century including "White Room," "Sunshine Of Your Love," and "Theme For An Imaginary Western."

His last album, Silver Rails, was released in March 2014 and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.