GoGo Penguin's "Everything Is Going To Be OK" Tour in Paris

Jazz à la Villette 2023

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GoGo Penguin

Chris Illingworth — Pianist

Nick Blacka — Double bassist

Jon Scott — Drummer

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Experience a supercharged, British-accented concert from the 2023 edition of Jazz à La Villette in Paris! The evening celebrates the post-COVID return of Manchester-based group GoGo Penguin, rising from the proverbial ashes after a tumultuous period that ultimately led to their hit album Everything Is Going To Be OK, performed by pianist Chris Illingwort, bassist Nick Blacka, and drummer Jon Scott, a new addition to the trio. The many reasons for GoGo Penguin's sterling reputation as a leader in English jazz are immediately apparent: ethereal, catchy melodies; intense crescendos and driving motifs; and an irresistible array of influences, from nu jazz and Philip Glass to the late, great Esbjörn Svensson…

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