29th Winter Edition
10-13 November 2021

Courtney Pine presents SONG (The Ballad Book)

Fri, 12 November 2021

7.30pm to 10pm

Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull, HU2 8LB

£24.50 (students and under 26s £6; livestream £15)

Tickets available from Hull Truck Theatre box office online, in person at the box office or by calling 01482 323638. (NB: The livestream is listed as a separate event on the Hull Truck Theatre website, you can find it here.)

Hull Truck Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair spaces and companion spaces can be booked via the box office.

Our friends at Hull Truck Theatre have been working hard to put in place measures to welcome audiences back safely. Please visit their website to find out what they’re doing to keep you safe and what you can do to help yourself and others keep safe.

Festival Ticket Offers:

Festival 3-for-2: See any three live shows at Hull Truck Theatre for the price of two (book three shows in advance at the same time and get the cheapest free. Does not include film screening of Get Carter)

Please note that the above offer isn’t available online and can only be booked via the Hull Truck Theatre box office on 01482 323638 or in person.

Livestream offer: See all three livestream shows for £30 (students and under 26s £12)

Featuring Zoe Rahman


In the 1980s, he was one of the first black British jazz artists to make a serious mark on the jazz scene when his first album charted.

30 years on (now with an OBE and CBE for services to music), Courtney Pine has stripped everything right back for the most intimate show of his long and celebrated career. He’s accompanied by fellow Mercury nominee and MOBO Award-winning pianist Zoe Rahman, a vibrant and highly individual pianist and composer whose style is deeply rooted in jazz yet reflects her classical background and British Bengali heritage.

Courtney Pine’s latest direction takes a step away from his familiar small band setting to create a programme of favourite ballads that range far and wide, from Duke Ellington to Chaka Khan. Concentrating on the richly resonant tones of his bass clarinet, he displays his full ability to create a lyrical subtlety without ever losing his natural ebullience.

“Nothing short of breath-taking” The Telegraph

“A beautiful and impressive piece of work from two of our finest players” The Observer

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