Friday 29th September 2017: we welcome the remarkable Jon Sanders for an evening of excellent music at the Hinckley ACT.
Jon Sanders is recognised as a virtuoso bouzouki player, tenor ukulele player, drop D and DADGAD guitarist and an internationally acclaimed composer.
Special guest Guy Rogers.
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His composition draws on elements of jazz, gypsy, funk, arabic, latino and Celtic styles, somewhat reminiscent of Sylvain Luc, Pierre Bensusan, Antonio Forcione and James Hill yet instantly different. He has developed the ngoni uke, a hybrid Mali small ngoni and ukelele, and the guizouki, a bouzouki/guitar fusion instrument. These are used extensively in his new album, Zoukelele.
He is one of the driving forces behind the eclectic Alpaca Social Club/Beyondsemble that appeared at WOMAD NZ 2013. He also regularly performs with members of the leading classical NZ Indian music scene under the banner East meets West and last year joined “Welcoming the Stranger” as a musical director in Ireland- a dance and music show that embraces culture from nations torn apart by war and issues of refugees. This show will head to Palestine in April 2017 to perform at the international dance festival in Ramallah.
The entrance fee for the evening will be £10 for members and £11 for non-members.
The event starts at 8.00 pm, with doors opening at 7.30 p.m.
Based in the Sketchley Meadows Business Park, Hinckley ACT is a high quality music venue that offers an informal and intimate atmosphere for concerts and for the monthly club nights, where musicians can come along and ‘take the stage.’ Established by company chairman, Keith London, on the premises of his firm Advanced Carbide Tooling (A.C.T.), the venue provides full stage and seating facilities, plus top quality sound and lighting equipment.
There is a licensed bar and ample free car parking.