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Dennis Rollins at Paisley Arts Centre

Virtuoso trombonist Dennis Rollins plays Paisley Arts Centre on May 26.
Rollins has played at the forefront of UK jazz, funk and pop for 25 years, performing with such stars as Maceo Parker, Courtney Pine and The Brand New Heavies.

In 2006 his jazz/funk outfit Badbone & Co won the prestigious BBC Jazz Award for Best Band and the following year he picked up Trombonist of the Year at both the British Jazz Awards, and the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Awards. He also received nominations in the Urban Music Awards and the Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

An award winning leader in his own right, his latest project is the Velocity Trio, is a brilliant marriage of refined contemporary jazz arrangements with simmering funk grooves. This unique trombone-Hammond organ-drums line-up honours the jazz tradition while pushing it forward at the same time.

Velocity Trio also includes Hammond Organ virtuoso Ross Stanley and fiery drummer Pedro Segundo and they make their debut on The 11th Gate, recorded for visionary U.S. label Motéma. The 11 tracks that make up the album are inspired by the widely publicised 11-11-11 Phenomenon, a date attributed by some as ushering in an age of global awareness. It’s clear that this is one of Rollins’ strongest musical statements yet.

Tickets for Dennis Rollins cost £10 (£6 conc) and Velocity Trio are available by calling the box office on 041 887 1010 or logging onto www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/onlinebooking.

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