Zum headline at the Dart Music Festival

A Headline Act performing at St Saviour’s Church on Saturday
Zum – the Band

“Fiery passionate and intriguingly beautiful. A delight to hear and a treat to watch” BBC

“Intoxicating virtuoso fiddle playing” The Times

“Triumphant … tremendous FUN” The Financial Times

It seems as if everyone has heard of Gypsy Tango these days, so it is easy to forget that this extremely popular genre did not exist until ZUM created it in the early years of this millennium.

ZUM is the first – and best – Gypsy Tango band.

Why is it so good? The incredible virtuosity and improvisation skills of Adam Summerhayes and David Gordon, combined with their remarkable writing talents are a good start. Link that to the imaginative powerhouse provided by Chris Grist and the impeccable sense of style from Eddie Hession and Richard Pryce and something really special emerges- an alchemy that creates much more than the sum of its parts …

ZUM first stormed the UK in 2001 with full houses throughout the country in a tour that culminated with two sell-outs in one day at the South Bank Centre. Since then, they have given another eight SBC sell-outs, travelled many thousands of miles in the USA (from Alaska to Arizona, Washington to Rouseau) and toured in Finland, France, Croatia and Saudi Arabia.

Popular wherever they go, and with performances in Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London, beside midnight Finnish lakes, and with airplay on BBC R3, Jazz FM and worldwide, this unique band has fans in many unexpected corners of the world.  Singer Jacqui Dankworth, Finnish drummer Rami Eskeliinen and Uruguayan tango dance champions, Martin y Regina, have all guested with the band.

ZUM is a festival headline act that appeals to audiences of all sorts. Cathedrals, jazz clubs, universities, shabby rock joints, tango halls and beaten-up Alaskan shacks have all vibrated to their huge sound.

May 10th, 11th & 12th 2013
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