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Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Loose Tubes are headlining the 2014 Cheltenham Jazz Festival. It is a much anticipated return to the stage after a break of almost 20 years. They are on the bill with other jazz legends such as Robert Cray and Gilles Peterson.

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PRS Composer in Education

Eddie was PRS Composer in Education at Cheltenham International Festival of Music in 1994 and Composer in Residence to a large-scale education project at Greenwich Festival in 1995.


In Summer 1993 Eddie led an educational residency at Cheltenham International Festival of Music with his African / Brazilian Jazz Group Akasae. The group consisted of musicians from a variety of cultures: Ghana, Brazil, West Indies, UK, and mixed the musical flavours in a rich melee. In 1995 he completed two more educational residencies in Bath and Essex with Akasae culminating respectively in performances at Bath International Music Festival and Royal Festival Hall Foyer, London. Their education work explored similarities and differences between cultures in common themes like fishing songs, counting songs and circle games. Their performances featured many of Eddie’s compositions. Akasae also ran a teachers’ course at the South Bank Centre.