Some of the UK’s brightest emerging jazz musicians converge on the BBC Introducing stage at this year’s Manchester Jazz Festival. Hosted by Jez Nelson at the Band on the Wall club, the night features four acts from around the country.
Newcastle based ten-piece Brassy B kick off the party with hard-hitting New Orleans flavours – all the more impressive for the fact that every one of the band members is still in their teens. Manchester guitarist Moss Freed brings his group Moss Project, with cleverly crafted grooves, brilliant solos and the soaring vocals of Alice Zawadzki. Peter Edwards and his London trio tackle classy originals ranging from upbeat swing to catchy modern hooks – plus a touch of Horace Silver on the way. And the intensity runs high into the night as Manchester drummer Johnny Hunter closes the show with his quartet, featuring the thunderous lines of trumpeter Aaron Diaz and tenor-saxophonist Kyran Matthews.
BBC Introducing gives unsigned, undiscovered or under-the-radar bands the chance to upload their music and get it played on BBC radio. The acts featured in this programme were selected to appear at the Manchester Jazz Festival by Jez Nelson, Kevin Le Gendre and BBC 6 Music’s Stuart Maconie.
Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Miranda Hinkley.
Brassy B in concert at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 18 July 2014
Line up: Fergus Haswell (flute); Jack Courtney (trumpet); Adam Wood (trumpet); Alice Tully (alto sax);
Kirsty Lavelle (alto sax); Jonathan Robson (trombone); Robbie Thomson (sousaphone); Vicente Lloréns (drums);
Evan Abell (baritone sax); Rob Kitchen (percussion)
Brassy – Toga
Brassy – Flow Free
Moss Project in concert at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 18 July 2014
Line up: Moss Freed (guitar); Alice Zawadzki (vocals and violin); Ruth Goller (bass); Marek Dorcik (drums)
Moss Project – The Bubble
Moss Project – Freud And Jung Ride The Tunnel Of Love
Moss Project – What Do You See When You Close Your Eyes?
BBC Introducing Taster
ACV – Giant Mice [Babel Label]
Phil Meadows Group – Captain Kirk [Boom Better Records]
Quadraceratops – Song For The Worker Bee [Efpi Records]
Draw By Four – Zentence
Peter Edwards Trio in concert at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 18 July 2014
Line up: Peter Edwards (piano); Max Luthert (bass); Moses Boyd (drums)
Peter Edwards – Song For My Father [Excerpt]
Peter Edwards Trio – Safe And Sound
Peter Edwards Trio – Mystic Musings
Peter Edwards Trio – Meet You At El Malecon
Johnny Hunter Quartet in concert at Band on the Wall, Manchester Jazz Festival on 18 July 2014
Line up: Aaron Diaz (trumpet); Kyran Matthews (tenor sax); Seth Bennett (double bass); Johnny Hunter (drums)
Johnny Hunter Quartet – Five Stories High
Johnny Hunter Quartet – Sun Dim
Johnny Hunter Quartet – Rivers of Appropriation
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