Ezra Collective – Patterns, Brighton – 16th November 2018

Opening with a brass rendition of Skepta’s grime-anthem, ‘Shutdown’, was perhaps the perfect way to introduce Ezra Collective and their sound and attitude to a fresh face of hip-shakers. It’s grimey, playful, very London-centric, and of course the buzzword: it’s jazz. In fact, they are trailblazers in the scene, as it was only a few weeks ago that keys wizard, Joe Armon Jones, played to a sold out crowd upstairs in the very same venue courtesy of Mr Bongo’s new Jazz Club night.

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WOMAD Festival 2018 – Charlton Park, Wiltshire

Music from far and wide – 130 countries to be precise – descended on WOMAD Festival (World of Music, Art & Dance) to turn the Earl of Suffolk’s beautiful Charlton Park estate in Wiltshire into a musical Mecca. Now in its 36th year, the four-day event holds a reputation for being one of the politest, most relaxed and feel-good festivals out there.

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Ezra Collective release new single and announce UK tour

Spearheading the development of the UK jazz underground, London’s Ezra Collective have just released the stunning ‘Mace Windu Riddim’, a unique foray into disco-tinged future jazz.

The band say, “Second release on Enter The Jungle Records, and this time it’s a marriage between the aggressive, high energy Ezra Collective sound and our collective love for disco. Yeah disco. We wrote this to bring joy to the dance floor. Happiness and smiling.”

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Ezra Collective – Patterns – 16th November 2017

 

This was special. A night that breathed new life into the old cliche of music’s ability to unite. It saw a perfect combination of two bands that could make inanimate objects dance, in front of an audience that was intent on having a good time. Tonight saw London’s Ezra Collective bring their sensational afrobeat-meets-jazz fusion to the party, alongside Normanton Street, yet another group that are showing the full range and quality of Brighton’s music scene. Together they created a show to be remembered.

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