Ten days of world-class jazz
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Thursday 21 September
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In a nutshell
Award-winning saxophonist, MC and composer Soweto Kinch brings his unique, uncompromising, world-famous jazz/hip-hop fusion to Rich Mix London
Revered among both musicians and rappers alike, Soweto has amassed an unprecedented array of accolades including two MOBO awards, two Urban Music Awards, BBC Rising Star Award, BBC Best Jazz Instrumentalist, BBC Best Jazz Band, Montreux Jazz Festival Award, Peter Whittingham Award for Jazz innovation, Winner of the White Foundation World Sax competition and a nomination for the much coveted Mercury Award. He now hosts his very own weekly BBC radio show ‘Jazz Planet’.
Growing up with a playwright for a father and an actress for a mother, performance has always been in Soweto’s blood and has over the years become an ambassador of urban culture as well as a British jazz institution. His myriad achievements range from the curating several large international festivals to producing and scoring of various highly acclaimed theatrical works to starring to coaching young talent on BBC documentary Goldie’s Band: By Royal Appointment alongside the man himself, Guy Chambers and Ms Dynamite
What to Expect
Currently touring his new album ‘Nonagram’ in trio/quartet format with saxophone/vocals, drums, bass and piano.
Expect scalding hot hard bop jazz/hip-hop grooves spliced with free flowing fiery lyrics of the likes you’ve never heard before.
What people are saying
'Impressively original' The Evening Standard
'The Birmingham musician’s heady mix of ingenious improv, hip-hop and abstract maths delighted an enthusiastic audience' The Guardian
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Things you should know
This event is wheelchair accessible.