Anthony Joseph is an award winning Trinidad-born poet, novelist, academic and musician. He is the author of four poetry collections and three novels. While as a musician he has released eight critically acclaimed albums.
Joseph's most recent album - The Rich Are Only Defeated When Running For Their Lives - was released in May 2021 and has been hailed as his best work yet, described in Jazzwise as 'a fiery combination of politics, history and Caribbean culture'.
Aided by the arrangements of saxophonist, composer and producer Jason Yarde and a full live band of first-class musicians backing him up, this promises to be one of the go-to gigs of 2022.
Anthony Joseph: Vocals
Andrew John: Electric Bass
Rod Youngs: Drums
Thibaut Remy: Guitar
Denys Baptiste: Tenor Sax/Bass Clarinet
Jason Yarde (MD): Alto/Soprano Saxophones/Keyboards
"His poems are energetic yet nuanced flows of richly imaginative language in masterful control."
"One of the most cohesive, forward-looking jazz albums in recent memory."
"We can only pray that a tour of this inspirational combination of words and music will be an early sign of post–pandemic normality."