• www,thewickedsound.com EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 Launch
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    The Wicked Sound’s The EFG London Jazz Festival concerts selection

    The Wicked Sound’s The EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 concerts selection The EFG London Jazz Festival will be going ahead as a huge range of shows and special events online, with live concerts now streamed from venues across London and remaining an integral part of the programme. There are a host of streams and online events in the Festival, many available free to view: new work, new collaborations, unique performances, bespoke productions from international artists, talks, family events and interactive sessions, bringing this exceptional 10-day event to audiences across the world. Here is our concerts selection of London Jazz Festival concerts worth to see this year: (Friday 13 November) Jazz…

  • www,thewickedsound.com EFG London Jazz Festival 2020 Launch
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    EFG London Jazz Festival Launch 2020

    EFG London Jazz Festival Launch 2020 Thursday 24 September | 8pm   This year the EFG London Jazz Festival will be an event that is both live and digital - Living in Two Worlds - and will run from Friday 13 to Sunday 22 November 2020. The London Jazz Festival is a music festival held every November since 1992, as  EFG London Jazz Festival since 2013. It takes place in London venues such as the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall and in smaller jazz clubs, such as Ronnie Scott's and the Vortex Jazz Club. It is produced by Serious. The unprecedented circumstances of 2020 have meant we have had to rethink how music is experienced to create a Festival that is accessible to a wide audience and…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Kokoroko BBC Proms
    Afrobeat,  Concert,  Fresh sounds,  Funk,  Jazz,  News

    Kokoroko deliver an exceptional show at the BBC Proms

    London Afrobeat eight-piece group Kokoroko led by trumpet player Sheila Maurice-Grey delivers an exceptional show to the Royal Albert Hall stage for their BBC Proms debut broadcast, live-streamed on BBC Radio 3 and BBC iPlayer.   From our Blog: KOKOROKO came back with “Carry Me Home” and also From our Blog: Nubya Garcia announces her debut album “Source” with two powerful new singles “Pace” and “Source” including KOKOROKO horn players Cassie Kinoshi (alto sax), Richie Seivwright (trombone), and Sheila Maurice-Grey (trumpet)   Watch below a video to Kokoroko performing the song “Carry Me Home” at BBC Proms: The band’s name is an Orobo – a Nigerian tribe and language –…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Ruby Rushton Sun Khosi
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    22a present new two-track 7″ single “Sun Khosi / Chrysalis” from the Tenderlonious-led jazz quartet Ruby Rushton

    22a present new two-track 7" single “Sun Khosi / Chrysalis" from the Tenderlonious-led jazz quartet Ruby Rushton. The band kicked down the door for the UK jazz renaissance back in 2015, and continue to lead the way in 2020 with this electrifying new recording. It’s joyous, energetic afrobeat infused fusion jazz. Somewhere between Fela Kuti, Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters, and Yusef Lateef. “Sun Khosi" is a tribute to Tenderlonious 's father who spent many years in Nepal working as a Gurkha officer. the name is taken from one of the most famous rivers in Nepal, which runs through the Himalayas. Listen to Ruby Rushton new song “Sun Khosi” below: 22a Music…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Pyjaen Blue Lab Beats Sage Secrets
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    Pyjaen and Blue Lab Beats on “Sage Secrets”

    Pyjaen teamed up with Blue Lab Beats on new track “Sage Secrets”. Pyjaen is a band with its common link in improvised music and the jazz tradition, but with the vision of pushing music forward in new directions. Dylan Jones (of EZRA Collective), Ben Vize, Daniele Diodato, Benjamin Crane and Charlie Hutchinson, all met at Trinity Laban College of music. The collective has the shared goal of exploring life through musical expression and perfecting their art. More than a quintet, Pyjaen is the unified expression of the emotions, journeys and influences that comprise its diverse members. The group melds funk, afro-beat and contemporary sounds with nods to hip-hop and disco.…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Greentea Peng Ghost Town
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    Greentea Peng put out “Ghost Town” with a powerful message.

    Greentea Peng put out new her single “Ghost Town” with a powerful message about modern-day life in a big city. The song is inspired by The Specials’ track of the same name. The song is a mellow dub-infused soul-jazz track, with some extremely important and powerful message about the negative impact that gentrification is having on the working class in London. Greentea Peng has lived in many, very different places – London, Hastings, Mexico, but London in her own words “It’s the most diverse city I’ve ever been to. Growing up I very much loved London, my Dad brought me up very ‘yeah London town, the best town in the…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Kokoroko Carry Me Home
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    KOKOROKO came back with “Carry Me Home”

    London’s afrobeat sensation KOKOROKO shared a new song called “Carry Me Home”. This beautiful song reminds us of every positive thing from the band’s debut EP. It’s rhythmic, peaceful, harmonic, uplifting, soulful and melodic. This slow-rolling track has some brass-heavy accents which brings to mind Manu Dibango’s “Soul Makossa”. “Carry Me Home” is inspired by the wonderful Dele Sosimi, a Nigerian-British musician, keyboard player, and member of both Fela Anikulapo-Kuti's Egypt 80 and Femi Kuti’s Positive Force band. The track was inspired by conversations with the Dele Sosimi, whose technical ability in bridging the gap between the West African afrobeat sound of his roots, and the London energy of his…

  • www.thewickedsound.com EABS polish jazz series London
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    Polish jazz group EABS as a part of EFG London Jazz Festival will close Polish Jazz London Series

    Wrocław’s septet EABS pursues the tradition of the Polish school of jazz, while escaping various sound patterns, presenting a carefree and completely original approach to genres and established musical standards, as proven on their debut album. EABS breathe fire into jazz, ignoring clichés, exploring and experimenting. What you may not know is that some of the best Jazz comes from Poland and it has that unique Slavic lyrical sound. As part of Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 B Side Events are bringing some of the best Polish Jazz to the borough. Showcasing the most interesting and highly acclaimed artists to come out of Poland the Polish Jazz Series brought…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Pyjaen
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    Pyjaen will present their debut album live tonight in Brighton

    Headed up by Dylan Jones (of EZRA Collective), Ben Vize, Daniele Diodato, Benjamin Crane and Charlie Hutchinson, PYJÆN is a band with its common link in improvised music and the jazz tradition, but with vision of pushing music forward in new directions. Having all met at Trinity Laban College of music, the collective has the shared goal of exploring life through musical expression and perfecting their art. With their debut album dropping this September we can’t wait to hear the tracks live in the intimate and scantly clad setting of Patterns’ upstairs room. Dance can be triggered by improvised Jazz, classic four to the floor or whatever it is that…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Marcin Masecki
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    Polish Jazz London Series present Marcin Masecki Jazz Trio live tonight

    Marcin Masecki Jazz Trio was inspired by the pulse, stride, breath and heart throbbing during a morning jog. Expect to be surprised! About this Event Marcin Masecki is a winner of many awards, he performs extensively on all keyboard instruments, composes for film and theatre, produces festivals, records and curates musical events. He was music arranger, composer and consultant in Paweł Pawlikowski‘s Cold War (Best Director at Cannes Film Festival 2018). [embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilS5Tjaaqwo[/embedyt] His projects span a wide range of styles and his virtuosic fusion of different genres as well as the blurring of the line between high art and entertainment have become his hallmarks. Marcin Masecki’s Jazz Trio is…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Nerija
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    Nérija – London’s jazz all-star collective – release debut album ‘Blume’

    Nerija features some of the top players in London’s rising jazz scene. Every member of the band has its own side project: Nubya Garcia (Nubiya’s 5ive, Maisha), Sheila Maurice-Grey (Kokoroko), Cassie Kinoshi (SEED Ensemble, Kokoroko), Rosie Turton (Rosie’s 5ive), Shirley Tetteh (Maisha), Lizy Exell (drums) and Rio Kai (SEED Ensemble). Nerija is based on friendship and there is enough room within the band for each musician to demonstrate their skills and musical ideas Some of the tracks have been written collectively, but each member of Nerija brings one own song showing different influences from afrobeat, hip hop to even gospel. Nérija is a collective whose breakneck shifts in tempo and style…