Gary Crosby is presenting a one year programme dedicated to Trojan Records to launch during Black History Month. The mighty Jazz Jamaica All Starsare touring The Trojan Story part of The Reggae Ticket.
The inspirational bassist and bandleader says: “It’s great to take The Reggae Ticket across the UK and heighten awareness of the Trojan catalogue among the next generation and new audiences as both a musical form and a cultural phenomenon. We’ve tried to focus our efforts in communities at a cultural and socio-economic disadvantage and thank Arts Council England for their crucial support.
“I’m looking forward to sharing and celebrating the rich heritage of reggae in British culture, and providing a platform on which to hand down an oral history from elders to the younger generation, which is of vital importance if black culture is to survive and leave a legacy. Through our decades of work in the community, Tomorrow’s Warriors has built an incredible network of creative partners across the UK and it will be our honour to collaborate to create something really unique across each of the seven cities. We hope that, through The Reggae Ticket, we will continue to inspire and enrich the next generation and local communities alike.”
The tour kicks off at Birmingham Town Hall on Friday 25 October, with dates to take in Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Gateshead, Edinburgh and London.