Last week Tomorrow’s Warriors artistic director, Gary Crosby OBE was able to publicly share his admiration for his mentor at a special interactive concert during the London Jazz Festival. Today, we are so very proud to celebrate the 100th birthday of the double bass jazz giant and unmatched legend, Mr Coleridge Goode: ‘Lord Master of the Lower Frequencies’.
Happy Birthday Coleridge! may you celebrate many more glorious years with your family and friends, and keep on inspiring future generations of jazz musicians and lovers of jazz music.
Please join us in celebrating Coleridge’s incredible talent, his influence on the jazz scene and beyond and, most of all, the pure generosity and humanity he shows to those who come after him. Show your appreciation and send your birthday greetings to Coleridge:
- Leave a message at the foot of this blog post
- Post on Twitter with hashtags #OnceInACentury #ColeridgeGoode100
- Like and post a comment on Facebook page Coleridge Goode 100
We’ll be sharing your messages with Coleridge at his birthday party on 29 November and over the rest of the weekend, so get to it folks!
Coleridge Goode, born 29 November 1914, Jamaica, West Indies.
Thanks to Coleridge Goode’s family for photographs and to: Sisi Burn, Photographer for images: Pizza on the Park (1998) and A study in bass (2009); Steve at Funkyfeetphotography.com for images shot during Coleridge Goode: A Celebration at EFG London Jazz Festival in The Purcell Room, QEH Southbank (2014); Fran at Metal Dog Media