COME AND JOIN COURTNEY AND THE BAND
AT PIZZA EXPRESS

Courtney's had some great festival shows this month and is really looking forward to bringing the show back to London - come and join the band at Pizza Express Soho on 12th and 13th September. Going to be a special one!

www.pizzaexpresslive.com

 

'REVISTING COLTRANE' WITH THE SNJO

"Life should reflect music and music, if it is played honestly, will reflect life in return"

An interview with Courtney from the BBC archives - an interesting read before his guest appearance with the SCOTTISH
NATIONAL JAZZ ORCHESTRA.

news.bbc.co.uk

www.snjo.co.uk

 

INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

Courtney is delighted to be joining fellow musicians and
fans for an all-star concert in Osaka's Castle Park to celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30th 2014. Featured artists so
far include Herbie Hancock along with Wayne Shorter,
Roberta Gambarini, Roy Hargrove, John Scofield, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kenny Garrett, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller,
Terri Lyne Carrington, Kris Bowers, Terumasa Hino, Earl Klugh, Gregory Porter...look out for more announcements!

jazzday.com

www.facebook.com/intljazzday

 

COURTNEY SUPPORTS 'LOOK LISTEN'

Courtney joins a host of brilliant musicians and bands lending their support to Shelter's LOOK LISTEN campaign. His portrait will be one of many at the exhibition at The Print Space in Shoreditch for the month of December. All the portraits are signed by the artists and one off limited editions taken by Paul Heneker which will be auctioned off during the exhibition with all the takings going to Shelter. The auction will run from 12th - 22nd December via Shelter’s eBay channel.

www.heneker.com/LookListen

To see Courtney's portrait click HERE

 

COURTNEY BACK AT THE COTTON CLUB

Courtney and the band are thrilled to be going back to Japan to perform 'House Of Legends' following the sell out 'Europa' shows there last year.

They will be appearing at the Cotton Club, Tokyo on 11th, 12th and 13th of November.

Click the link below for details.

www.cottonclubjapan.co.jp

 

COURTNEY TO MAKE GUEST APPEARANCE IN AID OF PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS

On Thursday 7th November Courtney, alongside many other talented jazz musicians, are giving their time for free to play in aid of Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research.

For more details click the link below.

www.qehb.org

 

COURTNEY NOMINATED FOR BEST JAZZ ACT AT MOBO AWARDS 2013

Courtney is delighted to be nominated for Best Jazz Act.

To vote please click the link below.

www.mobo.com/voting2013/bestjazz

 

COURTNEY AND MONTY ALEXANDER AT THE LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

Courtney is will be appearing with Monty Alexander at the London Jazz Festival on November 19th. A wonderful, vibrant Carribean flavoured double-bill.

www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk

 

POMP, PAGEANTRY AND PARADE - BBC R4

What makes a musician join the army? Courtney marches with the military to find out on Saturday 27th July at 10.30pm BBCR4.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes

 

COURTNEY'S 'LOST AT SEA' STARTING THE BIG TOP PARTY AT BESTIVAL

Courtney is thrilled to be kicking off the party in the Big Top in the Isle of Wight this September. Happy 10th Birthday Bestival!

For details click HERE

 

COURTNEY'S 'LOST AT SEA' PREVIEW SHOW

Courtney will be previewing 'LOST AT SEA' live on
4th September 2013 at Newport Minster Church, Isle of Wight.

 

COURTNEY AT BRIXTON JAMM

Courtney will be appearing at Brixton Jamm on Wednesday 10th April in support of the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Appeal.

For details click HERE

 

COURTNEY AND HIS BAND LIVE AT THE LOVE SUPREME FESTIVAL

Courtney and his band will be appearing at the LOVE SUPREME FESTIVAL in July.

For details click HERE

www.lovesupreme.com

 

COURTNEY CHATS TO JAIME CULLUM TOMORROW BBC RADIO 2

Courtney chats to Jaime Cullum, tomorrow, 22nd January, on BBC Radio 2 at 7pm.

www.bbc.co.uk

 

COURTNEY PERFORMING ON BBC RADIO 3

Courtney and the band on BBC Radio 3 performing live tracks from HOUSE OF LEGENDS and chatting about coming to a venue near you....

www.bbc.co.uk

 

COURTNEY PERFORMING ON 'LATER...'

Click on the links below to see Courtney and the band performing "Liamuiga (Cook Up) from 'House of Legends' on 'Later... with Jools Holland', BBC2 Tuesday November 20th. There's more on Friday 23rd, 23.50 BBC2 - don't miss it...

www.youtube.com

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes

 

COURTNEY LIVE ON 'LATER' 20th NOVEMBER

Courtney and the band will be performing tracks from 'House of Legends' on 'Later... with Jools Holland', BBC2 Tuesday November 20th.

 

2013 'HOUSE OF LEGENDS' LIVE SHOWS

Courtney and the band will be performing 'House of Legends' live in 2013. Click on the LIVE page link for more details.

 

LIVE SHOWS IN STREATHAM DEC 22nd and 23rd

Courtney is pleased to announce two more London shows at the Hideaway in Streatham on December 22nd and 23rd.
For tickets click the link below.

www.hideawaylive.co.uk

 

COURTNEY RECEIVES BRITISH JAZZ AWARD

Courtney was delighted to receive the British Jazz Award for Soprano Sax last night.

 

COURTNEY WITH ROBERT ELMS 15th OCTOBER ON BBC RADIO LONDON

Courtney talked to Robert Elms on BBC Radio London about his
new album 'House Of Legends'.

 

'HOUSE OF LEGENDS' OUT NOW

"...one of his finest albums..."     * * * *
theartsdesk.com - October 2012 

Courtney's 15th studio album is released today, 15th October 2012, on Destin-E World Records.

 

HOUSE OF LEGENDS' GETS A FOUR STAR REVIEW FROM THEARTSDESK.COM

"...tracks such as 'Samuel Sharpe' and 'ça c'est bon ça' serve to underline what a sublime melodist Pine is..."    * * * *
theartsdesk.com - October 2012

Read the whole review HERE

 

HOUSE OF LEGENDS' GETS A FOUR STAR REVIEW FROM THE FINANCIAL TIMES

"Courtney Pine's warm-hearted and muscular resumé of Carribean music's global reach focuses on historic struggles and musicians lost to history..."   * * * *
The Financial Times - October 2012

Read the whole review HERE

 

FIRST AIRING OF 'LIAMUIGA (COOK UP) FROM 'HOUSE OF LEGENDS'

Listen HERE: www.youtube.com

"Unquestionably one of the most joyous albums Pine has ever made, it’s just brilliantly effective dance music"     * * * *
Jazzwise - October 2012 

 

'HOUSE OF LEGENDS' GETS A FOUR STAR REVIEW FROM JAZZWISE

The first review for 'HOUSE OF LEGENDS' from October's Jzzwise gives Courtney's new album four stars.

"...underneath the carefree surface is both a living and thoughtful exploration of the Caribbean heritage, with nods to South Africa, and towards London."

Read the whole review HERE

 

LIVE 'HOUSE OF LEGENDS' ALBUM LAUNCH
OCTOBER 19th, ASSEMBLY HALL, ISLINGTON

Debuting material from his 15th studio album Courtney returns to the Islington Assembly Hall on October 19th for the exhilirating launch of his new album 'HOUSE OF LEGENDS'.

With Special Guests CAMERON PIERRE and MARIO CANONGE.

Tickets from www.agmp.co.uk

 

COURTNEY'S NEW ALBUM 'HOUSE OF LEGENDS' RELEASED OCTOBER 15th

Courtney's new album 'HOUSE OF LEGENDS' is released on Destin-E World Records on October 15th. Steeped in the traditions of the Caribbean, this very personal project brings together musicians from Africa, the Caribbean and Europe.

Here's taste of what's to come. Enjoy!    Click here:
www.youtube.com

 

DON'T MISS COURTNEY'S LIVE PERFORMANCE FROM HAY FESTIVAL ON SKY ARTS 1 AND 2

Courtney's live performance from this year's Hay Festival will be premiered on Sky Arts 2 on Thursday 14th June at 7pm and again 12am and on Friday 15th on Sky 1 at 6am and again at 5pm.

 

ST KITTS MUSIC FESTIVAL 2012

Courtney is appearing at ST KITTS MUSIC FESTIVAL on June 29th.
Courtney's wife's family are from St Kitts and he is thrilled to be playing live at the festival in June.

For more info click HERE

 

NEW LIVE DATES

Check the LIVE page for the latest gig listings and info.

For more info click HERE

 

'EUROPA' LIVE AT THE ASSEMBLY HALL, ISLINGTON, OCTOBER 21st 2011 - plus
CAMERON PIERRE ALBUM LAUNCH

Courtney presents 'EUROPA' live in concert at the Assembly Hall, Islington Town Hall on October 21st. Plus CAMERON PIERRE ALBUM LAUNCH - debuting tracks from his forthcoming album Radio Jumbo.

For more info click HERE

 

COURTNEY IN SESSION ON JAMIE CULLUM'S
BBC RADIO 2 SHOW

Courtney performed tunes from 'Europa' in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios for Jamie Cullum's show on March 29th.

Click HERE to listen again.

 

LIVE 'EUROPA' SHOW REVIEW FROM EXETER

"...A stunning performance of new material..."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

COURTNEY FEATURED IN APRIL JAZZWISE

"...The more you know about your past the more you know about your future, and that's what jazz tells you."    Courtney Pine

Click HERE for the full feature.

 

FOUR STAR REVIEW FOR 'EUROPA' IN JAZZWISE

"...this is Pine's best album to date."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

'EUROPA' AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE

Courtney's new highly acclaimed album 'Europa' is now available to buy online from the following stores. Click on any of the links below to buy your copy now.

www.amazon.co.uk

www.hmvdigital.com

www.play.com

www.tescoentertainment.com/store

www.itunes.apple.com

or visit the Shop Page HERE

 

FOUR STAR REVIEW FOR 'EUROPA' IN
THE SCOTSMAN

"..the first studio project in which he has chosen to play exclusively on bass clarinet, and he makes effective use of the instrument's rich, voluptuous sonic qualities."

thescotsman.scotsman.com/albumreviews/

 

PROPERGANDA 'TRACK OF THE WEEK'

'Darwin's Dream Deferred ' from Courtney's new album 'EUROPA' is the Properganda Track of the Week.

www.propergandaonline.com/blog

 

'DARWIN'S DREAM DEFERRED' AIRPLAY ON
BBC RADIO SCOTLAND

Stephen Duffy played 'Darwin's Dream Deferred ' from Courtney's
new album 'EUROPA' on BBC Radio Scotland's The Jazz House on March 2nd.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yrkxw#p00ffn2r

 

THE ARTS DESK REVIEW OF 'EUROPA'

"..an ambitious, far-reaching new recording from sax maestro Courtney Pine."

www.theartsdesk.com

 

PROPERGANDA 'FEATURED ALBUM'

"It could just be Courtney Pine's masterpiece."

www.propergandaonline.com/blog/?p=16090#more-16090

 

'OUTSTANDING' REVIEW IN THE INDEPENDENT
ON SUNDAY

"..it's inspiring."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING ABOUT 'EUROPA'

"..enjoy a culturally broad span of vivid world music themes."
"
..spine tingling.."  THE GUARDIAN

"..he deserves all the gongs that have come his way.."
"..a strong cast - including the violinist Omar Puente and the pianist
Zoe Rahman.."  
THE SUNDAY TIMES

"..mesmerising.."
"Four Stars"
  THE RECORD COLLECTOR

 

'EUROPA' REVIEW IN THE OBSERVER

"..the playing is quite brilliant ."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

THE INDEPENDENT ALBUM OF THE WEEK

"A sublime jazz suite of the highest order."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

COURTNEY INTERVIEWED ON BBC RADIO 3's
'IN TUNE'

Courtney was featured on BBC Rasdio 3's arts & music programme
'In Tune' on February 28th.

Interviewed by Petroc Trewlany, Courtney discussed his new cd release 'EUROPA' (Destin-E) and performed three compositions
from the album live in the studio.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006tp0c

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yyd2p#segments

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00yyd2p/In_Tune_Monday_Petroc_Trelawny

 

'EUROPA' REVIEW IN THE METRO

"As ever it's inspirational stuff."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

'EUROPA' REVIEW IN HI FI NEWS

"A trip worth taking."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

'EUROPA' REVIEW IN BASS GUITAR MAGAZINE

"Pine's Europa is an exciting place to be."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

COURTNEY FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 4's
FRONT ROW (February 21st)

Courtney was featured on BBC Radio 4's arts programme 'Front Row' this week (February 21st). Interviewed by Mark Lawson, Courtney discussed his soon to be released CD, 'EUROPA' (Destin-E).

www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/frontrow/

www. bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00yqjj1

 

FIRST AIRPLAY FOR 'EUROPA' ON BBC RADIO 2

'The Tale of Romulus and Remus' from Courtney's new CD 'EUROPA' was played on Jamie Cullum's show on Radio 2 (February 22nd).

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00rr86v

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00ym9pr#segments

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b00ym9pr/Jamie_Cullum_With_Jon_Hendricks

Courtney will also be recording a selection of tracks from the album for the show which will be broadcast in the latter part of March.

 

FIVE STAR REVIEW FOR 'EUROPA' IN
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE

"Pine produces music that is vivid, rooted and totally absorbing."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

FOUR STAR REVIEW FOR 'EUROPA' IN MOJO

"Splendid 13th album from the CBE - decorated doyen of British Jazz."

Click HERE for the full review.

 

COURTNEY'S NEW ALBUM 'EUROPA' RELEASED
MARCH 7th 2011

EUROPA will be released on Detin-E Records on March 7th.

"The latest chapter in the fascinating evolution of one of this country's most original musicians."

 

INTERVIEW IN THE INDEPENDENT

Despite his billing as one of Britain's most celebrated and influential jazz artists, Courtney Pine tells Ian Burrell that it hasn't been an easy ride to the top table.

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music

 

THE REVIEW SHOW  BBC2 12th NOVEMBER

Courtney performed on The Review Show on 12th November.

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes

 

COURTNEY PINE BAND - FIRST LIVE CD AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD

Recorded at the Albany Empire, Deptford, London - featuring 10 years of award winning music - 'Modern Day Jazz Stories’ live!

Courtney Pine Cameron Pierre Omar Puente
Chris Jerome Darren Taylor Robert Fordjour

Click on link below to download now:

www.amazon.co.uk /Live/dp

 

COURTNEY TO PREMIERE NEW WORK AT LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL

The premiere performance of Courtney's new work from the forthcoming album Europa with support from CHRISTIAN SCOTT.

At The Royal Festival Hall as part of the London Jazz Festival.
Monday November 15th 2010.

www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk

 

HONORARY DEGREE, UMA and NEW ALBUM

We are delighted to announce that Courtney was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Music from Southampton University early this month and it was also announced that he will be the recipient of the 2010 Living Legend Award at the Urban Music Awards in London in September.


Great news for Courtney who is currently in the studio finishing his forthcoming album "Europa". His latest project, due for release on Destin-e Records in February 2011 features Zoe Rahman, Alec Dankworth, Mark Mondesir and special guests Dominic Grant, Cameron Pierre, Omar Puente, Amanda Drummond.


Check back for news of release and tour dates.

 

A MESSAGE FROM COURTNEY

On the 2nd May the Courtney Pine Band performed to a sold out
audience in Kaunas, Lithuania. After 3 encores and a standing
ovation the band received an award for the "Best Performance" at
the festival.

On receiving the award Courtney said "I am so moved to collect this
award especially as it was voted for by the Kaunus audience, I would like to thank the festival organizers, staff and all the supporters of jazz
jazz in this great city.

I would sincerely like to thank the band, Robert Fordjour, Cameron
Pierre, Zoe Rahman, Omar Puente, Darren Taylor, Kevin Callen, Nikki Neave, Steve Reece, Sahan Satis for sharing that stage with me and
for all the work that you put into keeping the show alive - at last
somebody else has recognized your talent. This is our first award for
the Transition in Tradition project, thank you all - you deserved it!
( back o' the net!! )"

With All My Love

Courtney Pine

 

BBC NEWS - TRANSITION IN TRADITION

Courtney's been at the top of his game for more than twenty years and now he's taking some of his latest material on a tour across Europe. Courtney will have support on the road from the Cuban jazz violinist Omar Puente.

Click here  - BBC NEWS - TRANSITION IN TRADITION

 

COURTNEY AWARDED LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT BRECON
Courtney has received a lifetime achievement award at the
Brecon Jazz Festival as an acknowledgement of his remarkable career to date.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8191844.stm

 

COURTNEY AWARDED C.B.E

Courtney will be received his CBE at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace in July.

 

 

 

 

 

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