• 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…

  • www.thewickedsound.com Jazz Re Fest Brighton Dome 27.07.2019
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    The 7th annual jazz festival hosted by Jazz Re:Freshed returns to Brighton Dome on Saturday 27th July.

      JAZZ RE:FEST is a family-friendly, annual one-day festival, produced by music and arts organisation Jazz re:freshed, celebrating jazz and jazz-inspired music and culture. After a fantastic festival in 2018 and now in its seventh year, JAZZ RE:FEST returns to Brighton with over 50 DJs and musicians to showcase the incredibly diverse, colourful, expressive and creative world of jazz music and alternative culture.   Jazz re:freshed’s mission is to globally elevate, amplify and spotlight the breadth of expression in UK Jazz, while breaking down the boundaries to access the music as a listener.  Synonymous with supporting the launch of Ashley Henry and Nubya Garcia’s recording careers, tastemakers, Jazz re:freshed have achieve…