My Generation: Annie Whitehead

An evening of funk, reggae and ska flavoured jazz with an all star band.
The fabulous trombone of Annie Whitehead, Deirdre Cartwright on guitar, Alison Rayner on double bass and drummer extraordinaire Winston Clifford.


Annie Whitehead:
Trombone virtuoso best known for her engaging mix of African grooves, blues, ska and Ellingtonian expressionism. One of the UK’s brightest and most versatile trombone players, Annie Whitehead has played on over 50 albums

“The Sly and Robbie of British brass, the woman everyone turns to when they want a class trombone player”

Deirdre Cartwright:
“Cartwright’s coolly undulating Grant Green shuffle groove is one of the understated pleasure of UK’s contemporary fusion.”
John Fordham

Alison Rayner:
“With her big warm acoustic sound, faultless time, tuning and taste and creative solo ability she clearly belongs in the front rank of contemporary bassists.”
Digby Fairweather

Winston Clifford:
Creative drummer with a keen sense of propulsion and dynamics. He has worked with Courtney Pine, Bheki Mseleku, Jason Rebello, Iain Ballamy, Julian Joseph, Andy Sheppard, Jean Toussaint, Orphy Robinson, Bobby Watson, Monty Alexander, Birelli Lagrene and Joey Calderazzo