Jazz star Dennis Rollins signs to New York label

Dennis Rollins
Dennis Rollins

DONCASTER based jazz legend Dennis Rollins new signing by the respected New York jazz label Motéma (Randy Weston, Monty Alexander, Geri Allen, Gregory Porter) - has been lauded as “...a welcoming beacon, documenting brilliant improvisers” and “a possible contender for the future of music listeners”

Notably this is Motéma’s first British signing.

Motéma is getting behind a major worldwide campaign promoting Velocity Trio’s début released 11 November 2011.

A masterpiece by all accounts Rollins has placed this year’s mystical 11 11 11 phenomenon at the heart of a collection of 11 tracks on the trio’s debut entitled The 11th Gate performed by a unique trombone-Hammond organ drums line-up.The composition titles reflect the belief in some circles that 11 November 2011 heralds an age of ‘Global Awareness’ focusing on the evolution of human collective conciousness and the need to recognise each individual’s unique spiritual being. The 11th Gate promotional tour kicks off with the following UK dates:

November 11 Millennium Hall, Sheffield

November 12 The Edge, Much Wenlock

November 16 Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea

November 17 London Jazz Festival, The Forge Camden

November 25 Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland

November 26 Links Hotel, Montrose, Scotland

December 3 The Old Fire Station, Oxford

December 10 Taliesen Arts Centre, Swansea

February 13 Perth Festival of the Arts, Australia

31 March 31 Jersey Jazz Festival

April 1 Colchester Arts Centre

April 24 Liverpool Hope University

April 25 Doncaster Civic Theatre

May 3 Leeds Seven Jazz

May 4 Drill Hall, Lincoln

Now booking 2012