Get The Blessing is rightly famous for its hard-hitting and irreverent take on British jazz but this event brings their music’s cinematic qualities to the fore.
For this special event they team up with award-winning, long-time GTB and Portishead collaborator John Minton to produce a film which examines and celebrates over a century of Bristol, captured on film by local people.
If last year’s Metropolis was an epic expressionist vision of dystopia, Bristopolis offers an intimate contemporary parallel: a poetic visual essay and an abstract urban history, using archive footage filtered through John Minton’s creative vision, and organically wedded to one of Bristol’s most famous jazz exports – the inventive, uncategorisable Get The Blessing.
Get The Blessing
Jake McMurchie – tenor saxophone/electronics
Pete Judge – trumpet/electronics
Jim Barr – bass
Clive Deamer – drums
Part of Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival. For more information and to view the whole line-up, please click here.
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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.