#jazznewbloodALIVE2019 at EFG London Jazz festival @WaterlooCreativeStudio

This year´s sold-out showcase exceed our expectations with a strong line-up of 6 artists with an average age of 20 years old.

Dedicated to #femalejazzpower we presented 5 amazing composers and instrumentalists premiering new original music.

Soon videos will be released on our facebook page and our #jazznewbloodALIVE2019 compilation featuring 1 song recorded LIVE at our series will be out on 2020 for International Jazz day.

We look forward to seeing these artists gigging around the UK in 2020.

Since 2016 we have showcased 27 new bands premiering original music performed by 128 talented instrumentalists. We have featured names like Seed, Kokoroko, Mark Kavuma, Brothers Testament, Quinn Oulton, Zeñel, Alex Ridout, Triforce, Cesca, Nihilism, Sam Barnett, Zoe Pascal, Peter Wilson, etc.

We aim at increasing gig opportunities for young improvisers working together with promotores like

Pizza Express / Shades of Soul, Ronnie Scotts, Red Bull, New Generation Jazz /The Verdict / Love Supreme, Jazz Cafe, etc...who help us close more then 60 concerts, in 3 years.

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Here´s my report of the day:

Our first act on Sunday was Saskia Horton premiering her original music. An engaging set starting out with an expressive dance choreography in perfect harmony with her dance 'twin' @chanfyx, straight into a captivating musical piece, highlighting her eclectic violin performance which reflected a big rage of influences from her classical background to improvising language. @brzebry (on keys) provided the ground support to more adventurous interactions with another 'to watch' distinctive and original artist @plumm.sass (on pads and vocals). Visionary and risk taking artists are the ones who lead the way and I'm pretty sure Saskia Horton is one of those.

Second on stage was, Emma Rawicz, 17, talented young saxophonist, leading her own band, for the first time. She demonstrated total confidence, while sharing her own excellent, jazz tradition charged, compositions. I was impressed with how Emma 'attacked' her instrument with fearlessness and devotion. Her young promising band featuring finn Genockey (Drums), Luis Quintero Herron (bass) and amazing Scottie Thompson on keys, are definitely a group to watch our for. From Devon, Emma will soon establish herself in London as one of the leading young female voices for the next generation.

Closing Part I, Saxophonist Donovan Haffner brought the house down with his explosive set featuring great performances from pianist Jay Verma , Harry Ling on drums, Francisco Paredes on Guitar and Harry Pearce on Bass. Coming out of the Tomorrow´s Warriors family Donovan is in line to be the next big thing and he is definitely on the right path. Dora the Drawer captured the action on her canvas in a beautiful painting!