About the event
Join Shakatak for their 40th Anniversary Celebrations!
Shakatak are celebrating the 40th year of their illustrious career! To mark this milestone the band will be releasing various commemorative items including a special CD and book and they will be making world-wide appearances at clubs and festivals plus live radio & TV performances.
In this live performance, the band will consist of the four original members Bill Sharpe (keys), Jill Saward (lead voc, perc & flt), Roger Odell (drs) & George Anderson (bs gtr), augmented with a guitarist and a backing vocalist/saxophonist, to produce a musically dynamic and entertaining show from the 6 piece line-up.
Their latest 2019 release is “In The Blue Zone” which features guest appearances by the UK’s top jazz singer Liane Carroll and Germany’s super-star trumpeter Till Bronner.
Throughout their long career Shakatak have released over 50 CDs plus 3 DVDs and most of the band’s extensive back catalogue is available world-wide on iTunes, Amazon and most outlets.
“The final act of the evening and of the entire festival was the illustrious Shakatak. Rarely has a group enjoyed so much success in a jazz field but tonight we were given insight into why they are held in such high regard. They are consummate professionals with seemingly unlimited stamina and an instinctive ability to hold an audience…tonight they proved they are timeless”. – BUZZ Magazine
“This music still glows as brightly as that first hearing…Shakatak aren’t just a band, they were the soundtrack to our lives” – RONNIE SCOTT’S House Magazine (UK)
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