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Emma Rawicz (premiere)

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Scottie Thompson [keys]

Luis Quintero [bass]
Finn Genockey [drums]

 

Coming from Devon, Emma Rawicz spent a lot of weekends in London studying Jazz at Guildhall or NYJO. Lucky enough to be able to try many different instruments while growing up she eventually discovered the saxophone and jazz at 14. In her compositions, you can hear the influence of Brazilian and Latin music, Kenny Wheeler's more traditional jazz sounds, ranging from Cannonball Adderley to Thelonious Monk. 

Saskia Horton (premiere)

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Plumm [vocals+drums]
Jan Brzezinski [keys+electronics]

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Dancer and violinist Saskia Horton is known both for her classically-trained musical skills and her prowess in the art of ‘krumping’ – a super high energy dance form that originated in the US. In fact, her moves are so impressive that singer FKA Twigs handpicked her to star in a film she directed. But this amazing multidisciplinary artist is also part for the jazz fusion band Nihilism rated as one of the most original young bands performing in the underground London music scene. We are excited to present her set of original music that am sure will include a diverse range of artistic expression. 

Donovan Haffner (premiere) 

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Francisco Paredes [guitar]

Jay Verma [piano] ​

Harry Pearce [bass]

 Harry Ling [drums]

 

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Donovan Haffner will be representing the #malejazzpower this year. South East London saxophonist, is one of Tomorrow´s Warriors rising stars, whose ability goes beyond his tender years. For this showcase, he presents a set of original music never played before. 

Asha Parkinson

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João Menezes  [Guitar

Joe Parks [cajon]

Harry Pearce [ebass]

Tim Lallemant [piano]

 

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ASHA PARKINSON is a London-based composer and saxophonist whose work regularly crosses the boundaries between traditions. She was twice semi-finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician competition and was shortlisted in 2016 BBC Inspire Composers Competition. Additionally, she was one of 20 young people internationally to win Diana Legacy Award for her humanitarian initiative Voices Beyond Divisions. Asha’s compositional style brings together a wide range of influences, ranging from Arabic maqam, flamenco compas, Indian tala to the modal polyphony of the Notre Dame School and Olivier Messaien. She brings her project Kalpadruma to our showcase. 

Tara Cunningham

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Evan Abel  [sax]

Max Winter [keys] ​

Hugo Piper [bass]

Adam Merrell [drums]

 

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TARA CUNNINGHAM grew up listening to a variety of music from Talking Heads to Glenn Miller to Prince, drawing inspiration from these different styles in her own composition and improvisation. She attended the junior jazz course at the Royal Academy of Music before studying jazz guitar at Trinity Laban where she is currently in her third year. On the 24th she will be joined by Hugo Piper and Adam Merrell - expect a mix of atmospheric grooves and melodies representational of each musician’s distinctive sound.

Isobella Burnham

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Benjamin Appiah [drums]

Lorenz Osengor [keys] ​

Joseph Oti [trumpet]

Richie Aikman [guitar]

Nathaniel Cross [trombone]

 

ISOBELLA BURNHAM, is a vibrant 20-year-old Bassist, Vocalist and Songwriter from England. Growing up in Barbados she soaked up the rich musical culture around her and studied Jazz at the Barbados Community College. Isobella has played with Tomorrow’s Warriors at Love Supreme and PizzaExpress, with Banou Azania in Malawi and South Africa and for Connie Constance across the UK. This year she recorded with Tom Misch, Yussef Dayes, Jelly Cleaver, Leigh Phillips and Hank.

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