Friday evening 20 July @Wardrobe 7.30pm doors £18 advance £20 door
7.30-8.30: Tetes de Pois – Harry Fowler (tenor saxophone, vocals)/Jasmine Whalley (alto & baritone saxophone)/Eloise Oates Lidar (trumpet)/Ben Haskins (guitar)/Julian James (keyboards)/Owen Burns (bass guitar)/ George Hall (drums)/Josh Ketch (percussion)
9.00-11.00: Soweto Kinch – Sax, Vocals, Loops, Nick Jurd – Bass, Will Glaser – Drums
Soweto Kinch is a multi award-winning saxophonist, MC and composer specialising in a trademark style of jazz, rap and spoken word unlike that of any other performer in the world. Revered among both musicians and rappers alike, Soweto has amassed an unprecedented array of accolades including two MOBO awards, two Urban Music Awards, BBC Rising Star Award, BBC Best Jazz Instrumentalist and BBC Best Jazz Band. He now hosts his own weekly BBC radio show Jazz Planet as well as fronting BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Now. Tonight he plays music from his new album Nonagram with his excellent trio. Expect scalding hot hard bop jazz and hip-hop grooves spliced with free flowing fiery lyrics.
Gangsta Rappa or Jazz Supremo? Both! Jazzwise
Hyper-talented saxman/rapper. Evening Standard
Kicks pure Jazz and authentic rap into a brave new world. The Guardian
Support from Tetes de Pois from 8pm – Harry Fowler – Tenor Sax/ Vocals, Jasmine Whalley – Bari Sax, Ben Haskins – Guitar, George MacDonald – Keys, Owen Burns – Bass, George Hall – Drums, Josh Ketch – Percussion.
“A new Leeds-based 7-piece on the Tight Lines label, mixing jazz, Afrobeat, hip-hop, and neo-soul – relaxed grooves and silvery horns setting you up perfectly for a Friday night.” – Manchester Jazz Festival