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June 22, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
The Blue Arrow, Glasgow
The Blue Arrow
321-323 Sauchiehall St
Glasgow International Jazz Festival

Theon Cross is a London based Tuba player/composer and is one of the most unique instrumentalists of the city’s jazz scene. He has made a name for himself for providing his own brand of swaggering tuba bass in jazz and various other styles of music. Most significantly in the award winning four-piece Sons of Kemet. He has also worked with a range of other well known musicians including Moses Boyd, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Pharoahe Monch and Kano.

In addition to his work in these projects he skilfully leads his own powerful and eclectic group exploring the diverse range of musical sounds of London through his compositions. His debut release ‘Aspirations EP’ was one of the most impactful of 2015 putting him up for two nominations for Best Instrumentalist of the year (Jazz FM Awards 2016) and Best Jazz Newcomer (Parliamentary Awards 2016).

“Incredible!”– Gilles Peterson
“Theon Cross crucially embraces the bass and rhythm role with exuberant inventiveness”– The Guardian
“The Londoner has brought a unique and funky style to the tuba”–
“Theon Cross plays the tuba as if it’s a Roland 303, generating deep, Flubber-like bass lines as well as wild squalls, percussive pops and dubstep bwaps”– The Quietus