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JAZZ RE:FEST 2015 COUNTDOWN – Nérija & Peter Edwards Trio

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We continue the countdown to JAZZ RE:FEST 2015 with a profile on two insanely talented bands – the inspirational all-female ensemble NERIJA and the incredible PETER EDWARDS TRIO…

 

Nérija

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(In their own words)

Nérija (pronounced ‘Ne-ree-ya’) began from a Tomorrow’s Warriors initiative seeking to encourage young women to play jazz. Now we are a collective of accomplished musicians playing our unique and original compositions/arrangements.

Our unique line-up consisting of 4 horns and guitar is what contributes to our distinctive, fresh and current sound. With influences from Jazz, Hip-hop, Afro Beat and Township music, our music is a contributor to London’s live music scene.

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Consisting of Sheila Maurice-Grey on trumpet, Rosie Turton on trombone, Cassie Kinoshi on alto sax, Nubya Garcia on tenor sax, Shirley Tetteh on guitar, Inga Eichler on double bass and Lizy Exell on drums, Nérija have toured across Europe in such places as Norway and Germany, and have played alongside top UK jazz musicians such as Nathaniel Facey of Empirical and Zoe Rahman. This year Nérija will be playing at Latitude and Brainchild Festival and are putting together some exciting shows for the rest of the year.

Nérija are…

Nubya Garcia: Tenor Saxophone

Cassie Kinoshi: Alto Saxophone

Rosie Turton: Trombone

Sheila Maurice-Grey: Trumpet

Shirley Tetteh: Guitar

Inga Eichler: Double Bass

Lizy Exell: Drums

Website

Twitter @nerijamusic

Facebook

Instagram @nerijamusic

 

 

Peter Edwards Trio

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Peter Edwards is a pianist, composer and bandleader whose ‘guileless, soulful music…[is] full of emphatic chording, Latin grooves and romantic, cinematic themes’ (Guardian) . He is the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards ‘Newcomer of the year’ and was among the nominees for the 2015 Jazz

In 2010, Peter formed his piano trio and released a Jazzlotion E.P. The following year Help Musicians presented him with a Development Award to help support the band’s progress. In 2013, Peter returned to the studio to record his debut trio album ‘Safe and Sound’. The album has received glowing reviews – 4* in MOJO, 4* in ‘The Evening Standard’ and  3* in ‘The Guardian’. In July 2015 the group was selected play at the Montreal Jazz Festival for a ‘BBC Introducing’ showcase in association with the PRS Foundation. The performance was recorded and later broadcast on BBC Radio’s ‘Jazz on 3’ and Jamie Cullum’s Radio 2 programme.

Peter Edwards Trio are…

Peter Edwards: Piano, Keyboards

Max Luthert: Bass

Moses Boyd: Drums

Website

Twitter @pedwardsmusic

Facebook 

Instagram

 

Tomorrow, we continue the countdown profiling Soweto Kinch and Yussef Kamaal…

 

 

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