Thursday 19 March, 7pm
23-year-old Xhosa Cole has had a rapid rise through the UK jazz/classical crossover scene. In October 2018, he won the ‘BBC Young Jazz Musician’ competition following a critically-acclaimed performance in the final at the Queen Elizabeth Hall as part of the BFI London Jazz Festival.
Since playing in Holyhead School’s Jazz band with Ray Prince and Sid Peacock, he decided to pursue music and joined the ‘Jazzlines Ensemble,’ ‘Birmingham School’s Symphony Orchestra,’ and the ‘Midland Youth Jazz Orchestra’ among others.
While studying at Bishop Vesey’s Sixth Form, Xhosa attended courses with the ‘National Youth Jazz Collective’ and ‘National Youth Wind Orchestra.’ He’s now among a long legacy of Birmingham Saxophonists, performing regularly around the city, writing commissions by the ‘Ideas of Noise Festival’ and Bobbie-Jane Gardener’s ‘For-Wards’. He also teaches Birmingham’s next generation of talent alongside his former teacher, Toni Grehan.
Xhosa will share his story with us in what is sure to be an uplifting, inspirational talk. If you're a budding young jazz or contemporary musician, don't miss this!
Free for LCCM students with code 'LCCMSTUDENT'
£3 For College, sixth form or university students (with a valid Student ID)
£5 General admission
Doors will open at 6.30pm for the 7pm start.
Event ends 8.30pm