Slam The Poet and Oli Haylett are bring an infusion of rhythmically orientated lyricism and textural loops to investigate a crisis of intimacy. Their collaboration looks into our close, loving relationships for the harmonies and tensions of modern life. Theirs is a twisting, floating narrative immersing us in the lived emotions of navigating our attachments.
Since 2012 their record label ‘Situationism' has been a melting pot of shared ideas and a hotbed for jazz funk fuelled boogie, Nu Disco and Deep House. Their official releases and edits have been supported by a veritable who’s who of the disco edit community including Dicky Trisco, Pete Herbert, Unabombers, Ashley Beedle, Fingerman, Opolopo, Joey Negro & Greg Wilson. 8.00 Advance
Showcasing their own hybrid of groove, math and jazz plus hosting a weekly night at Bristol's The Gallimaufry, where they invite some of the city's finest to collaborate with them; Waldos Gift have emerged as a new force, combining blinding technique with real creative musical insight and authenticity.
Ivo Neame's music is a living, breathing contradiction – complex yet accesible, considered yet spontaneous, traditional yet forward-thinking. His new album, Moksha, is driven by multi-layered textures and grooves, brilliantly fluid lines brought together by his own exploratory voice and a band made up of London's finest jazz musicians.
Scythia and South Cotswold Jazz Club.
Dave Ayre (double bass) and guests bring together their experience of working with artists such as Dave Newton and Sir John Dankworth to create a vibrant and unique jazz sound. Red hot Be-Bop, moving ballads and classic swing from an extensive and enthralling repertoire.
Funk in Session set out, simply, to create a place where funk and jazz musicians could come and improvise. Now there's a funk/Jazz jam session every Wednesday at SVA in John street, Stroud. Each week a collective of musicians turn out out for this open funk/jazz improvisation. This one is a special for Jazz Stroud 2018, Come and play or listen.
Originally hailing from Stroud, Footshooter is the production moniker used by London-based musician Barney Whittaker. His style explores grooves and rhythms spanning UK dance music with the melodic vibrations of jazz and soul. He has invited some of his favourite artists, poets, and vocalists from the London scene to join him at the SVA.
Ruth’s nu soul / jazz sound is layered with electronic influences and beats that stem from an upbringing in Bristol and captures all that’s good about the city’s celebrated and rich musical legacy. Fluctuating from dark and delicate to a strangely uplifting mood, Royall encompasses Billie Holiday, Etta James and Sade together with more recent personal obsessions like Submotion Orchestra, Zero 7, Jamie Woon and Nikka Costa.
A mutual adoration for Jazz legends Oscar Peterson and Errol Gardner have driven this virtuosic trio to form a deep musical bond through their shared love of the medium. With Los Serpientes, expect hard swinging Jazz and Blues with hints of Latin-inspired grooves. A collective based across Bristol and London, It was formed by established Soul, Jazz and Blues musicians who work together in various projects and come together to play in top form. Free
Headlining the Goods Shed on Saturday night, London-based saxophonist and composer, Nubya Garcia is one of the leading forces behind the resurgence of jazz-influenced sounds in the UK. Her compositions glow with "Afro-futurist touches, chill Baduizm and self-assurance", performed by a band comprised of London's finest musical talent.
The JP Brass AllStars is a collection of musicians drawn from some of the finest brass based bands in the south of the UK, they are a combination unlike any other you’ll see this weekend. Big band classics, laced with a healthy dose of Swing, Funk and a smattering of Blues will get you on your feet, so dust off the dancing shoes and give your soul a treat.
Kim Cypher is a female saxophonists, vocalists and composers, having developed her own unique style of saxophone playing, built upon influences by great players such as Gerald Albright, Maceo Parker, Pee Wee Ellis, Andy Sheppard, Dean Fraser, Courtney Pine and Grover Washington.
Eyebrow is a trumpet and drums duo based in Bristol, UK, formed in 2009. Its music evolves out of improvisations which are reassembled into structured pieces with an unexpectedly cinematic sweep, like journeys through slowly-changing landscapes.
“An organic dabble in electronic possibilities” Jazzwise. Free