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Live Music – Sunsplash – Friday 27th September 2019

Sunsplash: Doors open 7.30 pm – Music from 8.oo pm.

Tickets £12 on the door, £10 on line, £7 online cons. (students/unwaged/income support)


A lively set from recently formed quartet ‘Sunsplash’ playing township jazz. Pianist Philip Clouts has assembled a set which features music from the greats of South Africa including Abdullah Ibrahim’s breakthrough hit ‘Mannenberg’, Miriam Makeba’s ‘Click Song’ and tunes by Dudu Pukwana and Hugh Masakela.

The band features saxophonist Neil Maya, who was praised by the Teignmouth Jazz Festival for his “electrifying performance with crisp melody lines and improvisation,” plus Coach York on drums, and playing double bass is Ron Phelan, who has played here at Ciccic in many guises.

Philip Clouts was born in Cape Town and has loved South African jazz from childhood. The music has influenced his own playing and composing in worldbeat jazz group Zubop and more recently in the Philip Clouts Quartet. “It’s a great pleasure to re-visit some of my original sources of inspiration for this concert” says Clouts. “We’ll be playing pieces that connect directly to the audience, very melodic and with catchy rhythms”

“Emotionally-felt, highly listenable melodies and improvisations which colourfully lift the spirits” Adrian Pallant

“Hits an authentic groove and holds it, building successfully as Hugh Masakela or Abdullah Ibrahim’s bands do, underpinned  with a rhythmic firmness and drive that carries everything forward with zest.” Alyn Shipton, Gramophone


Video link: https://youtu.be/csU829g5204



  • SunsplashSeptember 27, 20198:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Venue Phone: 01823 337477

Venue Website:

Memorial Hall, Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF, United Kingdom

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