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Modern jazz bassist and one of the great names in jazz, famed for his production work with Miles Davis (Tutu) and David Sanborn, as well as his own recordings for Dreyfus. He is a true musician, able to play clarinet, bass clarinet, sax, piano, bass and turntables.
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Since 1980 Jean Paul 'Bluey' Maunick and Incognito have been connecting with audiences, playing a positive blend of jazz, funk and soul. In 2001 the band won a Mobo Award for Best Jazz Act. Inspired by Earth, Wind & Fire, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, Marvin Gaye and UK bands such as Gonzalez & FBI, Incognito released their debut album Jazz Funk in 1981. Ten years later Incognitowere signed to Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label and became the biggest act in the label’s history with charts hits such as Always There feat. Jocelyn Brown, Still A Friend Of Mine, Don’t You Worry ‘bout A Thing & Everyday. Since leaving the label in 2002, Incognito have released a slew of incredible albums and have collaborated with Chaka Khan, Mario Biondi and Ed Motta.
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World famous saxophonist fusing hip-hop jazz and groove; one of the most exciting and talented performers around. Credited with transforming the face of contemporary British Jazz, Courtney Pine is revered across the world for his innovative style and love of playing live. 'The UK's most important jazz instrumentalist' (The Observer) 'He's taking jazz to another level' (BBC Music Magazine).
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Omar Christopher Lye-Fook MBE, or Omar for short, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and singer who continues to push back the frontiers of soul and rhythm and blues with his sensual grooves. Since building a name for himself in the early 90s with classics such as 'There's Nothing Like This', he has gone on to produce critically acclaimed new albums and make regular live performances including supporting the legendary Stevie Wonder at Hyde Park in 2016. As his career has progressed, Omar's material has become more diverse and varied; incorporating Caribbean rhythms with touches of funk, zouk, jazz and spoken word.
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DJ, music producer, entrepreneur and a founding member of Soul II Soul. Although Jazzie B and Soul II Soul will always be connected, both spiritually and substantially, that has never been all Jazzie has been about. For years he has built a parallel career away from the collective, one that allows him to advance his own ideas and character. Among his more eclectic achievements as Jazzie B, he has been a regular on London radio since Kiss FM was a pirate, and also does a variety of voice-overs for radio and television. He has had a spell running Motown in the UK, designed a sneaker for the Lacoste Legends range and presented James Brown with the Diesel U Music Lifetime Achievement award – an honour the late Mr Brown would accept in person on the one condition that it was Jazzie who presented it to him!
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Kamasi Washington is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, production editor and band leader. Washington is mainly known for his tenor playing, following in the traditions of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler.
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A ten-piece band led by alto saxophonist and composer Cassie Kinoshi, SEED presents a stellar line-up featuring some of London's most up-and-coming young jazz musicians. Combining jazz with inner-city London, West African and Caribbean influenced groove, SEED explores a blend of genres through both original music and arrangements.
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Young jazz pianist and composer who has already performed with the late, great New Orleans trumpeter, Abram Wilson, as well as Birmingham’s Jazzlines Quartet. Raised on an eclectic mix of jazz, gospel, hip hop and classical music, Reuben James is the new kid on the block. His confident, flowing approach belies his years – already in demand as a sideman playing on the records of Sam Smith, Callum Scott and Ruby Turner. His ambition is simple - to bring a new flavour of jazz to the UK scene.
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Born and raised in Uganda, Mark Kavuma is a key young trumpet player on the British jazz scene.
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