The Floacist curates and headlines a special evening celebrating the on-going cultural explosion in South London that has witnessed the emergence of some of the most exciting young British jazz talent for many years. Part of London Jazz Festival 2017.
Natalie ‘Floacist’ Stewart is the founding member of the ground breaking seven-time Grammy nominated, platinum selling, UK International Neo-Soul sensation Floetry. Returning to her South London roots with her unique blend of poetry and song, this will be a night not to be missed.
For this London Jazz Festival special event, The Floacist has created a unique jazz inspired set, giving us a chance to see her in another light interpreting her Floetic vibration through the lens of another genre.
Poetry and jazz have a long history together so this will be a special treat for Floacist fans and jazz heads alike.
Maisha fuse a range of diverse influences to create a sound that has been lighting up parties and jazz clubs all over London. A live act not to be missed, and with an album in the works, 2017 is shaping up to be a strong year for this six piece band.
Channeling the lineage of spiritual jazz, taking inspiration from Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane and Idris Mohammad, Maisha fuse their jazz influences with West African and Afro-beat rhythms, courtesy of bandleader Jake Long(2016 Yamaha Jazz Scholar) and percussionist Tim Doyle. Twm Dylan keeps the groove alive on double bass, Shirley Tetteh kills it on rhythm and lead guitar, Amané Suganami brings the heat on keys and Nubya Garcia delivers sax hooks that replay in your head for days.
LINE UP CHANGE: unfortunately due to events beyond our control Triforce are unable to perform. However we are delighted to welcome NIHILISM to the bill, a collective of 5 young artists bringing you music from another dimension, pulling from their influences of Hip Hop, Funk, Grime and Jazz.
Plus special DJ set from Dave Koor, founder of the Albert’s Favourites label (Hector Plimmer, The Expansions, Scrimshire, Jonny Drop, Modified Man and Deoke).