BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year next to Play NAC.
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BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year next to Play NAC.

Newhampton Arts Centre continues to welcome internationally renowned artists to their Spring season of Jazz. The programme launched in the new
year with an incredible performance from saxophonist Scott Hamilton. Jazz at NAC is back this February with one of most talked about young musicians in contemporary jazz, Xhosa Cole.

Gathering an all-star quartet for this show, Xhosa Cole will play sax, sharing
the stage with bass player James Owston, drummer Jim Brashford and
trumpet virtuoso Jay Phelps. The saxophonist and his quartet will play at NAC, Wolverhampton on the 6th of February.

Come and hear the 22-year-old Xhosa Cole, on sax.


Handsworth-born Xhosa Cole is an embodiment of the success of numerous
community arts programmes in the West Midlands. Having first played the
Tenor at Andy Hamilton’s Ladywood Community Music School, he’s now the latest in a long line of Birmingham Saxophonists.

After his win in 2018 at BBC Young Jazz Musician of the year, Xhosa Cole is
known to be deeply passionate about the jazz tradition and this love is
reflected in his breath-taking performances. Mixing classic and contemporary arrangements, the all-star quartet is about to make a show that won’t be forgotten so fast.

Xhosa Cole and his all-star quartet at Wolverhampton.

“Xhosa’s performance was so heartfelt, sincere and communicative.
It’s easy to see he has such a deep and genuine love of the
tradition.”
– Iain Ballamy who was on the jury at BBC Young Musician Jazz
Award, November 2018.

Discover the universe of Xhosa Cole and his quartet at Newhampton Arts Centre, Wolverhampton on Thursday 6th of February at 8pm. Tickets are priced £14.50 and a limited amount of discounted tickets are on offer to the under 25’s. The date is approaching fast, don’t forget to purchase your tickets here: www.ticketsource.co.uk/newhamptonartscentre.

By Eva Payet.