GoGo Penguin

OLG After Dark Series

Friday June 29 @ 10:30pm, OLG Ontario Stage


Chris Illingworth- piano
Nick Blacka - bass
Rob Turner - drums

“The members stay locked in their grooves, three young men making music with jazz instruments, rock dynamics and circumscribed dance-music strategies.” – The New York Times Noted for their hypnotic melodies, visceral bass-lines and tidal rhythm, Manchester-based leftfield piano trio, GoGo Penguin, in their second TD Ottawa Jazz Festival appearance, is made up of pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner. Their music has been described as acoustic-electronica but they draw equally on rock, jazz, minimalism, game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create their unique music. Their album, v2.0, received a Mercury Prize for album of the year in 2014 alongside albums from Damon Albarn, Young Fathers and Jungle. In 2015, they signed to Blue Note Records and released the album, Man Made Object, in 2016. Their new album, A Humdrum Star, was released in February 2018.