Courtney Pine, um músico britânico que faz um jazz da melhor qualidade. Toca vários instrumentos , incluindo saxofones (tenor, soprano e barítono), clarineta, flauta e muito tipos de teclado. Foi integrante da Charlie Watts Orquestra. Pine excursionou com George Russell e os Jazz Messengers de Art Blakey antes de gravar o seu álbum de estréia, "Journey to the Urge Within" para o selo Antilles.
COURTNEY FOI RECENTEMENTE HONROSAMENTE CONDECORADO
In 2000 Courtney Pine was awarded an O.B.E for his services to Jazz and it has been announced that he is to be honoured again with a C.B.E (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to music, in the New Years Honours 2009.
Speaking about the award he said:
"I am deeply moved to be honoured, I never imagined that I would be recognized for playing improvised music in the United Kingdom in this way. This acknowledgement for what I think of as a noble mission in uniting people through sound could not have been realized without the love, support and dedication of my family, management, band and the many supporters of music throughout this land - THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU"
Courtney Pine, C.B.E
BRAVO COURTNEY !