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"Another ambitious step for the trumpeter Andre Canniere and a very classy sextet, including pianist Ivo Neame, excellent saxophonist Tori Freestone and resourceful singer Brigitte Beraha… Canniere’s range-spanning trumpet and bright runs, and Freestone’s sensitivity to spacing and dramatic narrative accompany Beraha’s impassive eloquence with the lyrics… confirms his jazz-composing power and constructive writing for improvisers. The band is terrific.”

The Guardian ★★★★

“The Darkening Blue is Canniere’s most ambitious, wide-ranging and personal album to date.”

Jazzwise ★★★★

"This is sophisticated yet accessible music, immaculately performed by a crack band of highly compatible musicians.”

Jazz Views

A reminder of original contemporary jazz’s astounding ability, without warning, to coax wide-ranging, often tear-welling emotions from deep within.”


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The Darkening Blue Official Album Trailer

For a band leader what could top a successful and extensive UK jazz tour? Ask Andre Canniere who is embarking on his 2nd UK Tour of 'The Darkening Blue' his stunning third album on Whirlwind released in 2016 attracting lavish praise by the jazz press.

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Andre Canniere is... acclaimed trumpet player, composer and educator currently based in London. Originally from rural Pennsylvania (USA), Canniere spent the first five years of his career in New York City where he worked with artists such as Maria Schneider, Bjorkestra, Ted Poor, Ingrid Jensen, Donny McCaslin and Darcy James Argue. He has toured widely throughout the United States and Europe with performances at Carnegie Hall, Birdland, the London Jazz Festival, The Hague Jazz Festival and the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

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Since his arrival in the UK, Andre's profile has been steadily rising, both as a solo artist and a collaborator. His album 'Forward Space', released in 2012 on the Whirlwind Recordings label, received widespread critical acclaim with a rave review from the Guardian, a Mercury Prize recommendation and inclusion in Jazzwise Magazine's 'Albums of the Year'. 2013 saw the release of 'Coalescence', his second album on Whirlwind, which received further accolades from the Guardian and firmly established Canniere as "one of the most compelling artists on the current London jazz scene" (The Scotsman).


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Video of 'Going Blind' from The Darkening Blue


Andre Canniere Live

17 January: VORTEX - Andre Canniere with Paulo Duarte’s Overground Collective
25 January: CAMBRIDGE MODERN JAZZ CLUB - Andre Canniere w/ The Darkening Blue
22 Feb: Andre C w/ Entropi @ The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead
13 May: Andre C w/ The Darkening Blue @ St Ives Jazz
18 June: Andre C w/The Darkening Blue @ North Devon Jazz, Appledore

Bridge Arts Management welcomes enquiries from venues and festivals in 2018.


Bridge Arts Management
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Whirlwind Publicity
+44 (0)7818424750


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