jazz re:fest 2015 countdown – carmen souza & theo pascal and myriad forest



Today, we are taking a look at the superlative CARMEN SOUZA & THEO PASCAL and the mysterious young maestros MYRIAD FOREST…



Carmen Souza & Theo Pascal

It is always prudent to approach any new music by Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal with great expectation quite simply because you never know what to expect. Theirs is truly the sound of surprise. Carmen Souza has all the characteristics of a modern expressionist. Her personality and great strength is conveyed in her inimitable singing style, while Theo Pascal’s, ferociously gifted bassist, playing is more rooted in the jazz tradition. Their culture is redolent of Sodade, that aching longing that informs its fishing ethos and yet it rocks with the polyrhythms of its African antecedents.




Carmen Souza and Theo Pascal are the architects of this unique idiom that is at once wrought from the explosive geography of Cape Verde and the sophistication of mainland Portugal and Britain that has also shaped their musical styles.

Just come with open mind and let the music flow with no expections….




Carmen Souza & Theo Pascal are…

Carmen Souza: Voice, Guitar, Piano, Rhodes

Theo Pascal: Electric bass & Double Bass

Shane Forbes: Drums

Nathaniel Facey: Sax


Website Carmen 

Website Theo 

Twitter Carmen 

Twitter Theo 





Myriad Forest

In their own words…

“A London based band making intense, ambient, live-electronic spacemusic”.
This young group of musicians have been making waves for quite a while now and are a firm Jazz re:freshed favourite. So much so, that they feature on the latest Jazz re:freshed release – Jazz re:freshed Live Volume one.
Myriad Forest are…


Jamie Benzies: Bass

Yussef Dayes: Drums

Tile Gichigi-Lipere: Electronics






Tomorrow, we are profiling London emcee TY and Ezra Collective. The countdown continues…


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