Award-winning author, poet and musician Anthony Joseph joins this year’s line-up to deliver a one-of-a-kind performance that spans spoken word, literature and improvised jazz.

Appearing in celebration of his experimental new novel, The Frequency of Magic, which tells the tale of a Trinidadian wannabe author whose long-delayed book begins to magically write itself, this is sure to be an enthralling performance of spoken word and improvised jazz.

Accompanied by saxophonist Jason Yarde and bassists Andrew John and Malik Morgan Murphy, Joseph will perform The Frequency of Magic in its entirety, inviting you into his latest work while weaving the narrative into an evening of freeform music and performance. No two shows by Joseph are the same, making this a truly one-off experience.

To book for this event you’ll be taken through to the Bradford Theatres website. Please note that the £2 booking fee will be deducted at the point at sale.

About The Poet

Anthony Joseph

Anthony Joseph is a poet, novelist, academic and musician. He has released six albums, published four poetry collections and a novel, The African Origins of UFOs. His new novel, Kitch, is based on the life of the famous calypsonian Lord Kitchener. He is the Colm Toibin Creative Writing Fellow at the University of Liverpool.

About The Musicians

Jason Yarde

Jason Yarde is a composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist who creates music that has been described as powerful, spiritual and formidable. He composes across a variety of styles including jazz, classical, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, soul, for a variety of media such as orchestras, chamber ensembles, big band, dance and film.

Andrew John

Andrew John is a London-based electric bassist/composer, incorporating a heavy grooved style coupled with a melodic musical outlook. His music is generally laced with funky rhythms and additional touches of jazz-inspired improvisations taking you on a journey through different musical genres. For the last 10 plus years he’s been a key member of Anthony Joseph’s bands and musical projects, touring, composing and recording.

Malik Morgan Murphy

Malik Morgan Murphy is a seasoned Musician, poet, and producer. With bass guitar being his main instrument, he delivers exceptional and interactive, collaborative performances, with skill and dedication. Over the past 5 years, his musicianship has taken him to the forefront of the underground music scene in Leeds and beyond. His work in the scene shows his speciality for live improvisation, at showcase spoken word and music events such as the Sunday Practise. These have taken him to the stages of the West Yorkshire Playhouse and connected him to Leeds Young Authors as well as many other spoken word and music organisations.