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Ginger Baker's Jazz Confusion

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Monday, September 11, 2017 - 22:30
Boisdale of Canary Wharf

“Gifted with immense talent, Ginger Baker combined jazz training with a powerful polyrhythmic style in the world’s first, and best, power trio - Cream.” - Rolling Stone Magazine
The legendary Ginger Baker, one of the worlds most famous and notorious drummers, comes to Boisdale to perform with his all star band Jazz Confusion. Widely known as rock's first superstar drummer, Ginger Baker rose to fame alongside Eric Clapton as the co-founder of multi-plantinum selling band Cream.

Later a fascination with the music of Africa led Baker to Nigeria, where he developed a close friendship with Afrobeat icon Fela Kuti, recording and performing with him for many years. This long time fascination with African drumming led to Ginger’s collaboration with Ghanian conga maestro Abass Doddo – a member of Jazz Confusion who will feature alongside Baker on the night. Other members of Jazz Confusion are the brilliant jazz bassist Alec Dankworth and world renowned sax player “Pee Wee” Ellis, famous for his long association with James Brown – all star musicians in their own right, who combine with Baker's flamboyant drumming style to stage a truly spectacular and memorable show.

The audience will also get the chance to ask questions in a post performance Q&A, adding a personal touch to what is set to be a very special event.


First course
Shellfish Bisque Splash of Armagnac, garlic croutons, crème fraiche

Parfait of chicken livers, port & sage Toasted brioche, red onion chutney

Evesham radishes, beetroot & goats cheese salad Butterhead lettuce, grain mustard & honey vinaigrette

Main course
Confit Barbary duck leg boulangerie potatoes, braised red cabbage with apple & horseradish

Soft potato gnocchi, cauliflower & asparagus Toasted hazelnuts, lemon & chili

Roast fillet of Scottish Orkney salmon Smoked salmon & wild herb galette, heritage tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil

70% Dark Valhrona chocolate & salted caramel marquis Caramelised nuts, Honeycomb, praline

Madagascan vanilla & tonka bean panna cotta With autumn raspberries

Selection of British cheese, Comice du Doyenne pear, Oatcakes (£4 supplement) Sheep’s Rustler, Stilton, Winderdale shaw, Gubbeen, Tunworth

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