Hugh Masekela has come to be known as a living legend in the half-century since he first picked up a trumpet, and luckily for us he shows no sign of putting it down yet. His voice has long spoken out in his country's struggle for civil rights, whilst his soaring, joyful trumpet sound brims with warmth and bristles with elements of township jazz, hip-hop and funk. Universally considered one of the world's all-time greatest horn players, he remains, in the words of the Independent: 'a musician of phenomenal grace and power...still blessed with a voice that can strip the leaves from the trees.'
Watch one patron of the Serious Trust in conversation with another here, as Jon Snow talks to Hugh in 2014
Saturday 28 May
Hugh Masekela and Larry Willis (SOLD OUT)
LEEDS Grand Theatre / Howard Assembly Room
2013 marked the release of a sumptuous series of duets between South African maestro Hugh Masekela and master pianist Larry Willis, revisiting a long friendship stretching ...