London, Thursday 14 May: Today, on what would have been Jack Bruce’s 72nd birthday, further artists were added to the bill for his tribute concert on 24 October at the Roundhouse: the eve of the first anniversary of his passing. Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers), Ulil Jon Roth (The Scorpions), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Nico Bruce (Jack’s nephew), and Ayanna Witter-Johnson have been added to the fantastic line up. Tickets available here.Artists already announced 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.
Nitin Sawhney, musical director of the concert, said:
"I am very excited about the repertoire chosen by Jack’s wife Margrit and his family. The show will consist of two halves, covering the broad range of Jack’s solo work and his most classic gems with Cream. Each half will build energy in the way that Jack was used to, culminating in an explosive and uplifting conclusion to a wonderful night of Jack’s favourite collaborators, friends and legendary musicians performing his work."
Jack Bruce was a one-man music powerhouse, his restless musical talent led him to explore a myriad of music styles determined not to be confined by any one genre. The worldwide reaction to his passing was testament to a man who was widely respected and admired as a great musician. He composed some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century including: White Room, I Feel Free, Sunshine Of Your Love, and Theme For An Imaginary Western. His last album was Silver Rails, released in March 2014 and recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
Ticket prices are £37.50 - £45.00 and available from www.gigsandtours.com
Jack Bruce's family would like to thank everyone for the kind words and messages from around the world with friends and fans sharing in their grief.
Fans are invited to make a donation in Jack's memory to his chosen charity, East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH: www.each.org.uk/how-to-help/donate_in_memory reference: Jack Bruce).
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