Acclaimed trumpeter Bruce Cassidy promises to take fans on a ‘musical journey’

World-renowned musician Bruce Cassidy is returning to South Africa with his Anti-Gravity Machine show. Cassidy’s amalgam of Western and African music, performed with a 15-piece string, woodwind, brass, and jazz rhythm group will bring jazz alive for one night only at the Bassline in Newtown on November 19 2016.

Cassidy, the musical director of Blood Sweat and Tears, describes the Anti-Gravity Machine concert as “an uplifting experience of heartfelt performances”. With musicians of the highest calibre and a repertoire of original composed work, popular jazz and South African music, the concert promises a musical journey that echoes his influences, inspirations and world travels.

“There will be sixteen of us on stage – the unusual element will be a string quartet. This group is large enough to cover the whole tonal spectrum, but not so large as to be unwieldy. Just right to be fleet afoot and stomp when necessary,” explains Cassidy.

“Those who know my Hotfoot Orchestra will recognise some of those themes, but in new clothing that I hope they will find more graceful, subtle and articulate. I am confident that we all will experience lift-off. Come and enjoy a flight with us,” he adds.

Tickets can be booked from for R120 and the show will start at 8PM.

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