Brotherhood Of Breath

Brotherhood Of Breath

at The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Garden, London

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Latin Jazz Brunch Live with Brotherhood Of Breath (Live) + DJ John Armstrong

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BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH LIVE RESIDENCY (UP ON THE ROOF)!! Sat Oct 08, 15, 22, Nov 05 + 19 & Dec 03 + 17 - (1pm-6pm / £5-10 Entry) - The Legendary BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH Is back (truth is it never went away) and to celebrate, B.O.B will be running a two month Arts Council supported series of events & projects to further the sound and increase the peace - including two full live B.O.B. band concerts, 5 fortnightly free entry workshops deep in the lounge - followed by Live performances up on the roof - alongside bi-weekly gigs featuring THE BROTHERHOOD OF BREATH SMALL BAND (LIVE) + your mighty eclectic host DJ JOHN ARMSTRONG at The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Garden.

To say we are excited is an understatement! Join us!!!!

Event / Workshop Schedule
Sat Oct 08 - Brotherhood Of Breath (Full Band) Live - Band on stage around 3pm performing 2 live sets - £10 Entry

Sat Oct 15 + 22, Nov 05 + 09, Dec 03, Dec 17 (3 band Finale) - Brotherhood, Disciples Of and Ambassadors of Breath free entry workshops (1030am-12:30pm) + live Rooftop performance around 2pm, followed by Brotherhood Of Breath Small Band (Live) - Band on stage around 3pm performing 1-2 live sets - £5 Entry

(Sat Dec 17 - 3 Band Finale with Full Brotherhood Of Breath + Disciples & Ambassadors Of Breath Live £10-15 Entry)

To sign up for the free entry workshops and for more information, pls visit

The Brotherhood Of Breath has always been a community. The recent concerts in 2018 and 2019 at the spiritual home of South African and West Indian music in London, The 100 Club, saw the gathering of the artists and families and fans around this beacon of light in otherwise dark times – family members Barbara Pukwana and Maxine McGregor and artists such as Julian Bahula were greeted and acknowledged from the stand as they would be in traditional village life.

The Brotherhood and its Disciples and Ambassadors wish also to bring new audiences to the music, and to play more regularly, and in new venues both in and around London, and also nationally.

We have always felt that the freedom of expression inherent in the music and delivery of this legendary band, and indeed all South African jazz music Christopher Columbus Ngcukana, Jazz Epistles, Louis Moholo-Moholo and Mongezi Feza to Julian Bahula and Johnny Dyani, Dudu Pukwana and Chris McGregor to Russell Herman, Abdullah Ibrahim and Bheki Mseleku and current young artists in S.A. such a s Bokhani Dyer creates an ideal environment for young musicians to find their wings, be inspired and take flight, ecstatically, creatively and safely!

The Brotherhood of Breath has moved through many incarnations over five decades, and we are determined to burn the flame brighter than ever now, to ensure its continuance with new generations of great UK talent available to take deputy positions in the band, ensuring our festival and club stages will benefit from these joyous and inspiring rhythms, melodies and arrangements for another 50 years.

“Some of the most vital and life-affirming big band jazz ever played” Nick Halstead - Jazzwise

“A heartfelt reunion of one of the most influential modern bands in jazz - the obvious infectious enjoyment and rapport of the musicians was met with rapturous applause and appreciation by the capacity audience" - Kevin LeGendre - Jazzwise

“The show was a joyous celebration of music McGregor and his fellow exiles brought to the UK. The full house meant it was standing room only, and the rich rhythmic swing had many people dancing, and the rest of us moving too. It just wasn't possible to stand still.” – Patrick Hadfield

Latin Jazz Brunch Live Brotherhood Of Breath Residency
Runs: Sat Oct 08, 15, 22, Nov 05 + 19 & Dec 03 + 17
Workshops: From 1030am
Doors + Food: From 1pm
Live + DJ: 1pm - 6pm (up on the roof)
Dominican Cuisine: 1pm-11pm / Close: 1am
Tickets: Adv £5 (Brotherhood Of Breath Small Band) - £10 (Brotherhood Of Breath) 
or £5-£10 OTD

Walk Ins welcome. But we do recommend you book to avoid disappointment!

As always, gonna be red hot and well cool affair!

See you up on the roof and deep inside

Brotherhood Of Breath

A tribute to the music of Chris McGregor.

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DJ John Armstrong

One of Europe's foremost authorities on Latin and world music.

See DJ John Armstrong tour dates

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The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Garden

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The CLF Art Lounge & Roof Garden

4a Station Way
SE15 4RX

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