Jack Bruce Tribute Concert Slated For October

By Scott Bernstein Mar 17, 2015 3:00 pm PDT

A number of musicians who both performed with and were influenced by the late Jack Bruce will come together for a benefit concert in his honor on the first anniversary of his death -October 24. Jack’s Cream bandmate, drummer Ginger Baker, is among those scheduled to perform at London’s Roundhouse for “Sunshine Of Your Love: A Concert Celebrating The Life And Music Of Jack Bruce.”

[“ Jack Bruce” by Christian Sahm. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons]

Radio.com reports that Ginger Baker will be joined on the lineup for the tribute by Joss Stone, Phil Manzanera, Ian Anderson, Vernon Reid, Mark King, Liam Bailey, Fiona Bevan and Jack Bruce’s Big Blues Band. Jack’s other Cream bandmate, Eric Clapton, is not on the initial lineup for the event. More special guests are expected to be announced in the coming months.

“Jack Bruce was one of my biggest heroes when I was growing up–a consummate musician, composer and all round rock genius with a killer voice and one of the most creative and versatile musical minds of his generation,” said the concert’s music director, Nitin Sawhney, in a press release announcing the concert. “Being asked to musically direct this show celebrating his life and work is a great honour and privilege and I look forward to working with an amazing lineup of contemporary artists and rock legends.”

Proceeds from the event benefit East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH). Tickets go on sale to the general public Wednesday, March 18.

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