BLACK STRING & NGUYÊN LÊ
To mark the band’s 10th anniversary, Black String return to the K-Music Festival with their old friend, musical companion, and one of the most versatile jazz guitarists Nguyên Lê. An extremely rare opportunity to watch them perform together presenting the masterpieces from Karma, their collaborative work at Grand Junction.
ACT artists Black String burst on to the London scene in 2011, their rise to the top saw them close K-Music 2019 to a rapturous crowd within the EFG London Jazz Festival and win a 2018 Songlines Music Award for their debut album Mask Dance.
★★★★ ‘Tricky time signatures, a nod of thanks to Ornette Coleman’s Lonely Woman for a guitar solo, and constant tonal shifts from the geomungo itself. Elegant and accomplished' - Karma 2019, Guardian
Born in Paris and of Vietnamese decent, Nguyên Lê is a self-taught musician and founder of the multi-ethnic band ULTRAMARINE (1983). Experimenting with a wide array of musical styles; rock & funk, jazz standards, avant-garde jazz, pop, contemporary music, and global music including African & Caribbean.
'A masterful, inventive player who has cultivated a wholly unique voice on the instrument, he ranks right up there with Frisell, John Scofield, Mike Stern & Allan Holdsworth in the post Hendrix world of jazz guitar' - Jazztimes
Presented by Grand Junction.