Profoundly Blue has already received rave reviews and the show has been performed in front of sell-out audiences, including at Ronnie Scott’s.
This informed show celebrates the life and music of Louisiana-born clarinettist, Edmond Hall, who featured in many bands throughout the 1940s to the 1960s, most notably with Louis Armstrong’s All Stars.
Adrian Cox started playing music aged 6 and turned professional at the age of 15. He has toured Europe extensively over the past 19 years and was runner-up in the clarinet category of the 2018 British Jazz Awards.
Top jazz show celebrating clarinet legend Edmond Hall comes to EdinburClarinettist Adrian Cox launched his Profoundly Blue tour of the UK in January 2019. Accompanied by a band of outstanding and highly established musicians on the UK jazz scene – pianist Joe Webb, double-bassist Simon Read and drummer Gethin Jones – Cox is considered by Time Out London to be “London’s most charismatic reedsman.”
Over his career he has performed with artists including Wynton Marsalis, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Dr. John, Maceo Parker, Ronnie Wood, and Guy Barker and at countless sell-out shows including Ronnie Scott’s, The Barbican, and The Lincoln Center (New York). He has featured on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, where Cerys Matthews proclaimed that Adrian “Touches the other world that all musicians aspire to.”
Cox, 35, is also a member of UK jazz act Kansas Smitty’s House Band, where his distinctive sound and songwriting accomplishments are invaluable to the group.
Adrian is influenced by many of the great New Orleans clarinettists and his love for the clarinet is eminent in his soulful and inspiring playing, which will lift any bandstand. ‘
Adrian Cox presents Profoundly Blue’ at The Jazz Bar, Edinburgh on Friday 29 March at 9.00pm.