25 January Femi Temowo
1 February Femi Temowo
8 February Z-U
15 February Z-U
22 February Femi Temowo
1 March Femi Temowo
8 March Soweto Kinch and friends
15 March Z-U
22 March Z-U
29 March Soweto Kinch and friends
Soweto Kinch (www.myspace.com/sowetokinch)
Award winning alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch is one of the most exciting and versatile young musicians in both the British jazz and hip hop scenes. He has amassed an impressive list of accolades and awards on both sides of the Atlantic, including two MOBOs, four BBC Jazz awards and a Mercury Music Prize nomination.
“Mr Kinch demonstrates what England has to teach [the USA] about narrative Hip-Hop. Don’t sleep on Mr Kinch.” (The New York Times)
Femi Temowo (www.myspace.com/femitemowo)
Femi Temowo is a guitarist ‘par excellence’. After graduating from Middlesex University, where he studied Jazz, he was approached by Soweto Kinch to join his then brand new quartet. Femi is a regular guitar tutor at Tech Music School, a contemporary music institute based in West London. He also gives master classes and seminars all over the UK and Europe as part of ‘The Urbanator Project,’ a music education programme founded by violinist Michal Urbaniak.
Z-U are a three piece band striving to push forward the boundaries of improvised music. They create a homogenous sound that reflects the eclectic range of influences of its members by taking the raw elements of jazz and incorporating electronics, loops and effects. The band has performed in many popular venues in London such as The Vortex, Spitz, Notting Hill Arts Club and regularly play the festival circuit, including a forthcoming performance at the London Jazz Festival.