An exclusive screening of 'Sunshine Of Your Love: A Concert For Jack Bruce' is to take place on 14th May, Jack's seventy-fifth birthday, at the Curzon Mayfair in central London.
Celebrated primarily for his advanced electric bass playing and commanding vocal range, Jack Bruce's talents were varied to say the least. Besides writing, singing and playing on some of the most memorable songs from rock's formative years - 'White Room', 'I Feel Free', 'Sunshine Of Your Love' to name only a few - he was a multi-instrumentalist who fearlessly traversed musical genres. In truth, anyone familiar with his solo albums of the early seventies would be inclined to say that the man belongs in a category of one. There are simply no appropriate parallels for Jack Bruce's work, then or now.
Directed by Kyla Simone Bruce, the film documents the evening of 24th October 2015 when a gathering of acclaimed musicians performed a tribute to the life and work of Jack Bruce at the Roundhouse in London. Luminaries such as Ginger Baker, Ian Anderson, Uli Jon Roth, Vernon Reid, Clem Clempson and Bernie Marsden were among the many paying homage that night.
This one-off showing will include a Q & A session hosted by Edith Bowman, allowing audience members the opportunity to quiz the likes of Nitin Sawnhey, Phil Manzanera, Mark King and various Bruce family members about their experiences of the man and his music.
Ian Anderson states: 'From Jack's earliest days with the Graham Bond Organisation, the Cream era and on through the various collaborations and solo work, he has continued to serve as a prime inspiration for me and thousands of other musicians, especially those whose performances graced this Roundhouse evening. I first saw him play at the Nottingham Boat Club in 1966 and had the pleasure to work alongside him on collaborations several times in the final years.'
'Jack was a musical hero of mine, a true force of nature on and off stage, and became a great friend. I was delighted to be part of this powerful and moving tribute concert. I'd like to think that he was looking down on us all, with a wry smile, and thinking Wow what talented kids Margrit and I have, for me, their performances were the concert highlights! ' - Phil Manzanera
'I was thrilled to perform at the memorial concert for dear Jack. It gave me the chance to say thank you for a lifetime's inspiration, and I am so glad that those who couldn't be there can now share the love that we all have for this truly great musician. And those who were lucky enough to be there in person will now be able to experience that wonderful night all over again!' - Mark King
Standard tickets can be purchased online via Curzon here.
Special VIP tickets can be purchased online via Music Glue here.
VIP tickets include: Royal Box seat, access to the Private VIP Reception, glass of bubbly, exclusive Jack Bruce merchandise package including tote bag, personalised event T-shirt, limited edition concert programme, and 2 x AAA passes for the after party raffle draw.
*All profits will go to EACH - East Anglia's Children's Hospices, who were also the beneficiaries of the tribute concert*
More information at www.jackbruce.com
Writer: George Colwan