Adam Glasser Quartet

Black History Month 2024

South  African  harmonica player, pianist and educator Adam Glasser is known internationally  as a specialist in township jazzand chromatic harmonica. One  of the few  remaining veteran UK based  exponents of South African township jazz, he  toured and recorded with Dudu Pukwana in the mid 80s, played keyboard for Pinise Saul's SA Gospel Singers, was for 16 years musical director of legendary SA vocal group The Manhattan Brothers producing their album ‘Inyembezi’ for EMI South AfricaA first call  session harmonica player Adam has performed with  Sting,  Eurythmics,Incognito, Joe Zawinul  and recorded for many film composers and played with leading british jazz musicians from  Jason Yarde to Gareth Lockrane to Pino Palladino to  Chris Batchelor with whom he co led  the Township Comets. Adam has led  bands at the Cape Town, Grahamstown and Johannesburg International Jazz Festivals,   released two  critically acclaimed albums -  'Free at First' (2010 South African Musica Award Best Modern Jazz Album) and 'Mzansi' (nominated  2012 SAMA Best Jazz Album), head lined  Brecon Jazz Festival and  performed often at  Ronnie Scott’s. 

With Adam alternating on piano and chromatic harmonica,  Steve Watts on bass, Corrie Dick on drums  and  the cutting edge and highly respected  Ant Law (Tim Garland) on guitar Expect a compelling mix of South African jazz standards, original compositions and more! Adam's forthcoming  album 'South African & Beyond ‘ ( due out 2024)  includes compositions by Bheki Mseleku, Themba Mkhize, Jimmy Dludlu, Kippie Moeketsi and Winston Mankuku Ngozi.

Line Up: Adam Glasser - harmonica & piano, Ant Law – guitar, Steve Watts – bass & Corrie Dick - drums