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Drapers' Hall, Coventry Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN
Sat 23 Apr 2022 @ 15.30
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New Music Biennial: “Skip Dash Flow” by Jason Yarde

Sat 23 Apr 2022 @ 15.30
Drapers' Hall, Coventry
Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN Show on map
Duration: 1 hour
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12+, under 16 accompanied by an adult 18+.

Wonderbrass present Jason Yarde’s ‘SKIP DASH FLOW’.

SKIP DASH FLOW ploughs a journey from the host city of the 2008 Olympics, Beijing, to the carnival and samba style of 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janeiro.  The piece takes the audience and players alike on a cultural voyage crossing continents to celebrate the 2012 host city of London exploring British folk music and some London grime along the way.  

Performed by WONDERBRASS, Cardiff’s own community jazz big band, SKIP DASH FLOW has a huge and breathtaking impact. The piece trades a multitude of musical moods, styles and themes.  Using flutes, trumpets, trombones and every size of sax imaginable, as well as multiple drummers, the band lives up to its name and produces a multi-cultural ‘explosion of sound’.  

Guaranteed to blow you away, SKIP DASH FLOW is a fantastic blend of world rhythms, stylish melodies, exuberant soloing and one enormous load of fun.

Image credit Mike Spencer Harty.

New Music Biennial is a PRS Foundation and Southbank Centre initiative. Presented in partnership with Coventry UK City of Culture, BBC Radio 3 and NMC Recordings with support from Arts Council of England, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Paul Hamlyn Foundation.


Good to Know

  • All performances are seated
  • There will be bag searches at every venue
  • Bags should not be larger than a sheet of A4
  • No professional camera equipment
  • No flash photography
  • No late admittance
  • No food or alcohol brought into the premises


Jason Yarde

Composer, arranger, producer, musical director and saxophonist Jason Yarde writes music that has been described as powerful, spiritual, rhapsodic, hair-raising and formidable.  He composes across various styles (jazz, classical, hip-hop, free improvisation, broken beats, reggae and soul) and for a variety of media (orchestras, chamber ensembles, big band, dance, film, electro-acoustic and midi).


Wonderbrass are an internationally celebrated community music project.  Whilst Wonderbrass is primarily a performing band that operates collectively, as well as a community music project that promotes inclusivity and musical participation, it also is a unique phenomenon both in terms of its profile and its longevity.  Since 1992 Wonderbrass have welcomed hundreds of musicians, playing myriad instruments from harps to sousaphones.  

Access information

Assistance dogs are welcome.

Disabled toilets available.

Induction Loop available.

The new entrance at Drapers’ Hall allows for ground floor access with a lift up to the first floor. Accessible toilets are situated on both levels. The bar has a DDA-level counter top to the right hand side.

There are three steps required for access to the two meeting rooms on the lower level. Otherwise, all rooms are accessible for wheelchair users.

There is an induction loop throughout the building.

The original entrance may still be used upon request, however there are steep steps up to the first floor.

On Bayley Lane there are many cobbled pathways and limited dropped kerbs. There are two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane.

The seating for events is non-allocated. For requests to reserve seating or for any queries regarding access or assistance please email [email protected]

Socially Distanced Seating:

There are socially distanced seats in each venue for New Music Biennial shows. A limited number of seats are available which are reserved for people who identify as being extremely clinically vulnerable. Wheelchair users may also be accommodated in these areas or within another part of the auditorium. If you would like to request seating in this area, please first book your tickets as normal and then let us know of your request through this form. We will then reply to you to confirm whether you can be accommodated.


A Captioning service is provided by 'My Clear Text' and will be accessible on your own device using a QR code to access the streaming website and read along.

Each piece of music will have lyrics or a simple description of what you can hear. The Q&A will then be live captioned. The second playing of the music will be accompanied again by lyrics and/or simple description.

BSL Interpretation:

BSL Interpretation is not being provided for this event as feedback from similar music events has shown that it is not appropriate for something so heavily reliant on hearing music with a very small proportion having any lyrics. Many of the artists involved have told us that it would not feel appropriate in these circumstances and may be misleading to suggest that a BSL user would find this provision makes the event more accessible.


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