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Don Cherry Tribute ft Kahil ElZabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, Neneh Cherry, Tyson, Naïma Karlsson + more

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Black and white image of the tribute band

A celebration of the life and musical legacy of the extraordinary musician, American Jazz trumpeter Don Cherry.

The Cherry family will be joining in full force with daughter Neneh Cherry, the eldest son of Don Cherry the internationally renown pianist David Ornette Cherry and granddaughters Naima Karlsson and TYSON for a once in a lifetime performance.

They will also be joined by Kahil El'Zabar's legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, (Corey Wilkes on trumpet, Alex Harding on baritone sax, and El’Zabar on percussion), legendary LA vocalist Dwight Trible, and Mexican pianist Ana Ruiz who collaborated with Don Cherry in the seventies

Noted for his long association with saxophonist Ornette Coleman, Cherry was a pioneer in world fusion music in the 1960s

With a forthcoming Don Cherry tribute album set to be released soon, this show will display a creative homage to the legendary trumpeter’s work with this extraordinary lineup of musicians.

Start time: 7.30pm

Approximate running time: 120 mins plus 20 min interval.

Please note all timings are approximate and subject to change.

Produced by Serious, part of EFG London Jazz Festival.


‘Little can compare to a performance by Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble. It’s part jazz concert, part public paroxysm, part spiritual communion.‘
Washington Post