mjf @ First Street: Rory A. Green, Paint or Pollen and J2oh

mjf @ First Street (Garden Stage)

First Street, Garden Stage

1.45pm – 2.30pm / Rory A. Green
3.15pm – 4pm / Paint or Pollen
4.45pm – 5.30pm / J2oh

Tickets: FREE entry to all events

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Rory A. Green

Rory Green guitar / Eleanor Colee tenor saxophone / Ada Francis harp / Nathan McKenzie keyboards / Alice Phelps double bass / Giovanni Bustacchini drums

Rory A. Green is a Manchester-based guitarist and composer. He draws his inspiration from the worlds of jazz and folk music and focuses his compositions around dynamics, feel and spaces within music to tell stories about growing up mixed race, mental health and other personal topics. 

Paint or Pollen

Sarah Heneghan drums / Lili Holland-Fricke cello / Antigoni Anastasiadou keyboards 

Paint Or Pollen are a new mystical trio with influences from folk, minimalist, and contemporary European jazz. An unusual combination of cello, drums, and keys provides music that is immersive and pensive, yet at times, driving and suspenseful. The trio consists of emerging keys player Antigoni Anastasiadou, cellist Lili Holland Fricke (Manchester Jazz Festival ‘Soundcheck’ artist), and drummer Sarah Heneghan (Power Out, Manchester Jazz Festival hothouse artist, Serious Music Take Five artist).


Jemma Freese synth, vocals / Jenny Walinetski drums

J2oh are a hybrid-jazz duo. Their energetic and emotionally epic sound comes from a hybrid of hiphop/trap/dnb/electronic and contemporary jazz, using cross signatures, melodic phrasing, rhythmical hooks, complex harmony and vocal soundbites to create their sound. Each composition is rooted in improvisation, which is part of their creative process and is also how the two met. Influences include; Floating Points, Gretchen Parlato, Yussef Kamaal, Portico Quartet, Slowly Rolling Camera and Richard Spaven. Performance highlights include; Leeds Jazz Festival, Band on the Wall, Low Four Studios and supporting K.O.G. and Franz Von (Nubiyan Twist) in Sheffield. In 2022 they received a placement on Sage Gateshead’s Summer Studios scheme. 


Date: sunday 21 may

Time: 1:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Price: Free

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