Texas jazz pianist and producer Robert Glasper calls into Birmingham as part of his current European and American tour to play The Institute in Digbeth on April 3.
Keeping one foot firmly planted in jazz and the other in hip hop, Glasper’s impressive career spans over a decade and seven full-length records.
Following his sell-out Royal Festival Hall show at the 2012 London Jazz Festival, a headline appearance at the iTunes Festival and a Grammy win for 2012’s Black Radio, Glasper returns for this very special show to support the recent release of Black Radio 2 – out on Blue Note, with which he continues to stake out new musical territory, drawing on jazz, hip hop, R&B and rock, and refusing to be defined by any one genre.
The Glasper Experiment will be supported at The Institute by award winning alto-saxophonist and MC, Soweto Kinch. Born in London, Kinch moved to Birmingham at a young age, going on to win the Rising Star Award tr the BBC Jazz Awards in 2002 and the MOBO prize for Best Jazz Act in 2003 and 2007. His 2003 debut album Conversations With The Unseen was Mercury-nominated.
The Glasper Experiment play The Institute in Digbeth on April 3 with support from Soweto Kinch. Tickets are priced at £15 and are available here.