CARNIVAL WEEKEND: JAZZ RE-FEST II kicks off at The Flyover in Ladbroke Grove.

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After the success of the 1st JAZZ RE:FEST last year, the Jazz re:freshed crew have answered the call to do it all again this year and the dynamic duo of Justin ‘TopRock’ McKenzie & Adam ‘Rock’ Moses predict another unmissable night!

Fresh from winning the status of an Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation Jazz Re-Freshed plan to build a on decade of hosting the cutting edge of nu-skool live jazz. They have championed both upcoming and well-established homegrown bands as well as  showcasing influential international acts.  As a National Portfolio Organisation they take on responsibilities for developing touring, educational and digital work as part of their funding agreements.

The bar has been lifted and this year, JAZZ RE:FEST is set to be bigger, brighter & bolder with an ambitious and, as ever, innovative line up. Check the vids below!

Above: Moses Boyd’s Exodus – Parallax

Exploring the music of the diaspora and ancient philosophies Moses Boyd aims to bring all these influences in the exodus. Ranging from Coltrane to Cameo, the musical repertoire is vast and open. The band features longtime collaborators Theon Cross on tuba, Artie Zaits on guitar and Binker Golding on saxophones.

Above: United Vibrations- London Bridge ft. Conrad The Scoundral

United Vibrations are a band on a mission. They are a band in demand, a band on the rise and one of the UK’s hottest young talents. The spirit of punk and free jazz is alive and kickin’ in Deptford.

WHEN & WHERE Jazz re:fest takes place on Saturday 23rd August 2014 at The Flyover, Portobello Green (3 – 5 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL).

Doors Open 7:00pm – live music starts 8:00pm SHARP, with a 3am finish.

Grant Windsor’s Broken Big Band ft. OMAR & Special guests, including Vula / Diggs Duke (Brownswood) / Andrew Ashong / United Vibrations / Heidi Vogel (Cinematic Orchestra) /Moses Boyd’s Exodus + Dj’s – Daz I Kue (Bugz in the Attic) / Sarah Love

jazz-refest-2014-mix1THE MUSIC / LISTEN HERE:



About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher / Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine / Editor - L FM : Broadcasting In A Pandemic - Gilles Peterson (Worldwide FM) / Publisher: From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz Dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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