Claude Deppa (t) Clare Hirst (sax) Andrea Vicari (p) Dorian Lockett (b) Jordan Hatfield (d)
South African trumpeter Claude joins saxophonist Clare jn a new band which had a great response at Marlborough last year, playing a foot-tapping mix of township and jazz tunes, including many originals.
Claude has been at the forefront of the African jazz music scene. He can turn his hand to Afro-jazz, soul, funk, Afro-Cuban and even chamber music as well as many sub-genres. Claude has worked with many bands and been on stage with top stars like Miriam Makeba, Manu Dibango, Tony Allen and Andy Sheppard in Britain (where he is presently based), Europe and also more widely internationally. From his South African background he has the vocals and harmonies while he has got the jazz improvising skills from his time in Europe. Another very vibrant project that Claude is a part of is the Grand Union Orchestra, and he has a very busy schedule with his own projects.