Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Award-winning flautist, composer, teacher and expert proponent of vocal gymnastics Keith Waithe produces and promotes an international musical style, exploring an original fusion of jazz, classical, African, Caribbean, Asian and Western influences.

Keith mixes many sounds, fusing enigmatic musicals forms in performance in addition to working on radio, theatre and television pieces, utilising his unique drive for a sound that moves audiences chilled out spiritually and sensually. Keith’s enormous stage presence and his sense of showmanship helps to make the audience at each live concert a unique experience as was highlighted at the Ealing Jazz Festival (7000 people) and The Brecon International Jazz Festival (3000 people).

"Orfeo Negro"

A teenage Keith Waithe,
by John Criswick
Keith first learned to play the trumpet from his late father in Guyana and during his formal music training there, transferred to the flute. He developed a passion for the instrument, mastering it at the University of Surrey and the Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall, where he gained an LRSM Diploma and the PGCE Teaching Certificate. Keith lives and works in the United Kingdom.

Recently, Keith has worked and successfully conducted several music workshop sessions/ performed with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, as part of their "A taste of Africa" series. Played with Mercury Prize winner Nitin Sawhney in The Macusi Players.

Keith and members of the Macusi Players has been invited to festivals and performances all over the world including: India, Denmark, Italy, Lithuania, Estonia, Sudan, Ghana, France, Geneva, Peru, Guyana, New York, Columbia and The Cayman Islands, sponsored by the British Council.

Upcoming Tour Dates 2009

Commonwealth Fair

17th October 2009

Worshop Session - 3pm
Evening Concert - 7.30pm

Kensington Town Hall
Hornton Street
London W8 7NX

Price: Adults - £8
Concessions: Family Pass (2 Adults/2 Children) £10

Gathering Echoes Workshop/Concert

24th October 2009

Worshop Session - 1pm
Evening Concert - 7pm

Bernie Grant Centre
Town Hall Approach Road
London N15 4RX

Price: Workshop Session - FREE / Evening Concert £5

London Jazz Festival
Jazz in da Grove

21st November 2009

The Tabernacle, Notting Hill, Powis Square, London W11 2AY

Tickets: Advanced £5 On the door £8 (Snr/Students Concessions)
Ticket hotline 0844 412 4641 24 hrs)

More info; www.carnivalvillage.org.uk

By Tube: Westbourne Park/Ladbroke Grove/Notting Hill
By Bus: 7, 70, 52, 23
By Car: Limited Pay & Display

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