Brand new sounds come to Jackdaw, London with the launch of jazz plus, a record label that will present a fresh approach to the jazz genre. Expect explosive combinations of soul, hiphop, funk and straight ahead jazz from Birmingham band DISTRICTS and Londoners YESA SIKYI.
Yesa Sikyi (pronounced yessa seechee) came together on the jazz course at Trinity College of Music in London and are now approaching their final year. Having recently released their debut album ‘Vol. 1’ featuring 5 original tunes, the group are gaining an increasing following in London and beyond for their repertoire of beautiful arrangements of standards and their ever-expanding repertoire of original tunes. Performances at The Vortex, the Lancaster and Manchester Jazz Festivals and supporting the internationally acclaimed Troyka have led them to have been described as ‘The next generation of fabulous young players’.
Venue: Jackdaw Jazz Cafe, 201 Lower Clapton Road, E5 8EG