10.30 – 11.00, 11.30 – 12.00
Ain’t Misbehavin’ serve up interactive concerts for the young and the young at heart!
They’ll gently warm our ears up for the day with ‘There Once Was a Bird’ at 10.30am. Then at 11.30am we’ll climb on board the good ship ‘HMS Syncopation’ for a trip around the world, creating a vibrant, rhythmic fruit salad.
These performances by the Ain’t Misbehavin’ band are geared towards children aged between approximately 6 up to 11 years old.
Influenced by the momentum of the rhythms of India, immersive quality of electronic music, and energy of rock and roll, Yaatri’s music captivates the heart as well as the mind. Their sound is steeped in cultures from around the world, and their appeal equally far-reaching.
Led by guitarist Liam deTar and fronted by the ethereal vocals of Bethany Herrington, the quintet’s combination of thoughtful songwriting, collective improvisation and live electronics all contribute to a spiritually transportive experience.
16.00 – 16.30, 17.00 – 17.30, 18.00 – 18.30
Camilla George – Mobo-nominated, Nigerian-born saxophonist and star of the award-winning Jazz Jamaica leads her own critically-acclaimed project showcasing the stars of the new UK jazz scene. Dubbed “the golden girl of jazz” by the Evening Standard, her love of fusing African and Western Music into her own distinctive style makes her a firm fixture on the new London Jazz scene, alongside peers such as Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings and Zara McFarlane.
Her music is a hypnotizing blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz. Politically minded and heavily linked with African history, and in particular slavery, her latest album, The People Could Fly, demonstrates her growth as a composer and bandleader.
20.00 – 20.30, 21.00 – 21.30, 22.00 – 22.30
A blend of virtuosic players, skilled producers and inspired composers join forces to create a unique, infectious sound drawing on jazz, hip-hop, afrobeat, latin, soul, reggae and dance music – expect ultra-tight musicianship and a powerful 10 piece, big band sound.
Back Chat Brass have been wreaking havoc in venues around the world since 2016, coaxing even the stubbornest of dance-phobics from their seats with their signature take on your go-to hits. Rooted in pop, funk and hip hop, their brassy beats give soul to any party and lift the roof at any gig.
A raucous, upbeat, rock-influenced blast of brassy fresh air from these festival favourites, with their explosive nine-strong line-up, featuring trumpets and trombones alongside the baritone sax, sousaphone and two drummers, driving the band’s high-energy rhythmic groove.
Growing out of the thriving Birmingham jazz scene, Young Pilgrims have drawn fans from across Europe and beyond with their intense, interactive live performances – on bandstands and amongst the enraptured crowds, from the Commonwealth Games to London’s South Bank; the Paris Jazz Festival to Love Supreme.
13.00 – 13.30, 14.00 – 14.30, 15.00 – 15.30
Find yourself immersed in synthesised soundscapes, electronic improvisation & spoken word, exploring the multitude of emotions we all experience towards our families. Featuring Nel Begley, Jamil Sheriff, Katie Patterson and Pete Turner, the quartet pulls influence from jazz, electronica and rock.
Rafe’s Dilemma is a Jazz North northern line ambassador artist, supported by Jazz North using public funding from Arts Council England.
Stories lie at the heart of Marco Woolf’s work. During his live shows, the Manchester based singer-songwriter often shares improvised stories or poems, weaving a narrative throughout his set.
Influenced by the blending of folk and jazz by artists such as Nick Drake and John Martyn, Woolf’s music is delicately composed, reflective and sensitive.
Debra Richards (Worldwide FM)
13.00 – 19.00
Harkirit Boparai (Jazzdance!)
19.00 – 23.30