Love Supreme’s Highlights From the EFG London Jazz Festival
The EFG London Jazz festival went digital this year, here are some of our favourite performances.
Now available to watch back, these shows include Emma Jean Thackery, Tenderlonious, Judi Jackson, Rosie Turton, Harold López-Nussa and that Sunday night performance from Kansas Smitty’s.
One of our favourite young artists, Emma Jean Thackery takes to the Total Refreshment Centre Stage on opening night of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Performing tracks from her own Um Yang and Rain Dance EP’s alongside a live version of her recent contribution to the Blue Note Re:imagined compilation, the Chicago-house-classic, Brighter Days.
An artist who was set to make their Love Supreme debut in 2020, Harold Lopez Nussa and his band were not able make the trip to Glynde this year but have been treating us to performances direct from Cuba, the latest of which is live now courtesy of the EFG London Jazz Festival.
Tenderlonious presents The Music of 22a feat. Ruby Rushton, Nick Walters, The Piccolo, Dennis Ayler (DJ set)
22a have established themselves as one of the most respected and important independent labels in the UK underground music scene. The South London based label was founded by DJ, producer and multi-instrumentalist Tenderlonious back in 2013 with the idea to take back control of his artistry. Fast forward to 2020 and the label is approaching its 38th release, with a back catalogue of music spanning house, hip hop, jazz, garage, soul and Indian classical.
Kansas Smitty’s live on the final night of the EFG London Jazz Festival. One of the UK’s finest house bands coming to your home on a Sunday evening. Pour yourself a glass of wine for this one and relive the end of the weekend any time you want to.
Born in Roanoke, Virginia, London-based singer-songwriter Judi Jackson’s potent cocktail of neo-soul and jazz has won her a raft of rapturous reviews and an ever-growing fanbase. The 2020 Jazz FM ‘Vocalist of the Year’ will be performing some of her favourite jazz and soul numbers alongside songs from her hugely anticipated next release due 2021.
Trombonist, composer and producer Rosie Turton is a rising star on the UK music scene, cited by The Guardian as ‘One To Watch’. She released her debut LP, ‘Rosie’s 5ive’, with Jazz Re:freshed in early 2019. Rosie’s musical path is defined by her unwavering desire to explore new territories: sounds, textures and collaborations, she’s always open to discoveries. Her music tells the tales of meditative soundscapes and improvisations, blurring the lines between the acoustic and electronic universes.
A new online ensemble led by Orphy Robinson, taking us from a “lonely hearts” to a “virtual jazz” club band. People were able to join in from the comfort of their own homes, perform and record a new special commission, and headline the EFG London Jazz Festival without ever leaving their living rooms.