Celebrating 30 years in 2022!

Don Vappie & Jazz Créole

Sat, 16 July 2022


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

£20 (students and under-26s £6)

Tickets available from the Hull Truck Theatre Box Office online, in person or by calling 01482 323638.

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

Jazz Deal: Book 3 or more shows at Hull Truck Theatre and save between £10.50 – £21

Student & Under-26 Jazz Deal: Book 3 shows at Hull Truck Theatre for £15

featuring David Hornblow (clarinet), Dave Kelbie (guitar), Sebastien Girardot (bass)

Créole music from the Jimi Hendrix of the banjo

Jazz Album of the Year 2020 – The Times UK
Recipient of the 2021 Steve Martin Banjo Prize, USA

Musician and entertainer Don Vappie is the number one New Orleans Jazz banjoist on the planet today. He’s headlined at festivals and concert halls around the world, including Carnegie Hall in New York.

Don’s kept alive the Créole songs of New Orleans, winning many awards for preserving this cultural treasure. He embodies all aspects of this unique melting pot of cultures, evident through the list of artists he’s performed with. They include Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Peggy Lee, Otis Taylor, Diana Krall, Bette Midler and Preservation Hall. He’s also highlighted the banjo’s journey from Africa through seamless performances with artists from Mali, Cheik Hamamla Diabate and Basaku Kuyata, and from Senegal, Dema Dia.

This show combines New Orleans genres, from traditional jazz to modern day funk, with the classic early tradition of a string band. The result is “Jazz Créole” and it’s the real deal!

He can start the party with his banjo, he sure can!” Iggy Pop

“It’s about time someone showed the jazz world what the banjo really can do” The Observer

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