Following our first successful edition in 2016, we return to our mission of showcasing original jazz/improv influenced sounds composed by some of the most talented young musicians in the London scene.
This year will feature really exciting music premieres to be registered for on our #jazznewbloodALIVE compilation, traditionally released at the following #jazzday.
To wrap around our activities during EFG London Jazz Festival, we are curating a Photo Exhibition at our venue – IKLECTIK- called “JAZZFUTURENOW” – featuring LIVE CONCERT photos of talented young musicians in action, from our Jazznewblood archive and other guest photographers, like Steve Funky Feet. This Exhibition is a tribute to Benjamin Amure.
KASIA KAWALEK 5tet (PREMIERE)
This Quintet lead by young singer Kasia Kawalek meet at Middlesex University and
will be debuting original songs composed for this presentation. Some of Kasia influences are Erykah Badu, Lauren Hill and Blossom Dearie.
ROMARNA CAMPBELL´S BLAN(C)ANVAS
B L A N (C) A N V A S will be performing music from their ‘Limitations of Our Imaginations’ project, featuring original compositions and arrangements by Romarna Campbell. It’s an exploration of how music can push and break down barriers, what it’s like to navigate modern life as a young person and musician and an insight into Romarna as a bandleader, composer and arranger. Expect explosive moments, mixed with quiet thoughtfulness inspired by a deep-rooted influence of bebop, hip-hop and neo-soul.
A collective of 5 young artists bringing you music from another dimension! Pulling from their influences of Hip Hop, Funk, Grime and Jazz- gonna open FREE YOUR SOUL with a live music set of FIRE, funk n feeling!