Live Dates

  • Mon
    8:30 pmRonnie Scott's Jazz Club, 47 Frith Street, London W1D 4HT

    Seminal British Jazz-Rock band, Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia, join forces with National Youth Jazz Orchestra to celebrate the launch of Bulletproof, a new album from the virtuoso saxophonist, composer & bandleader.

    Nearly 5 decades after the formation of the legendary British jazz-rock band Barbara Thompson’s Paraphernalia; the group return in force with a new studio album ‘Bulletproof’. Featuring 10 original compositions from the virtuoso saxophonist, composer and bandleader Barbara Thompson MBE, and a mixed line-up of classic members and young talent; the album is packed with musical fervour and explosive improvisations.

    Due to a continued struggle with Parkinson’s Disease; this is the first Paraphernalia outing that does not feature Barbara herself on saxophone. The remaining able members of the band – Pete Lemer on keyboards, Billy Thompson on violin, and Dave ‘Taif’ Ball on bass – join forces with 17 phenomenal players from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, to bring an exuberant twist to the classic tracks under the expert leadership of Mark Armstrong.

    In loving memory of Jon Hiseman, 1944 – 2018