Jason Allen 31/07/19

Appleton Estate Rum Presents The Jamaican Jazz Sessions

Appleton Estate Rum Presents The Jamaican Jazz Sessions | Partner Content

You know what makes jazz rhythms truly great? Unexpected


Of course, when it comes to truly great jazz gigs, you want a teeny bit more predictability. And the Jamaican Jazz Sessions are going to be some truly great gigs.

They’re coming to us courtesy of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum & Gilles Peterson, who’ve teamed up celebrate Jamaica’s extraordinary influence on contemporary British jazz. That celebration will take the form of four gigs at some of the city’s best music venues, each led by a new wave artist hand-picked by Gilles Peterson.

It’s all kicking off the week of Jamaican Independence Day, with the first gig on the 7th of August. The shows will then run once a week until the final headline gig on the 22nd, when the insanely talented drummer, producer, and composer Moses Boyd, will join legendary Jamaican trombonist Vin Gordon, at London Bridge’s multi-disciplinary cultural hub Omeara.

Tickets for all the gigs will be kept extremely affordable, coming in at just £5-£10 each. For ease, we’ve listed the full line-up below:

Ife Ogunjobi (August 7th, at NT’s London Fields) – one of the shining stars of the London jazz scene, Ife’s genre-spanning sound effortlessly blends Afrobeat, hip hop, and gospel. Get tickets here.

Yazmin Lacey (August 15th, at Jack Solomons Club, Soho) – a self-taught singer, Yazmin’s smooth, soulful sound has garnered her effusive praise from fans like Jamie Cullen & Erykah Badu. Get tickets here.

Ms Maurice (August 20th, at Oriole Bar, Farringdon) – the bandleader of the highly acclaimed ensemble KOKOROKO, Ms Maurice is part trumpeter, vocalist and visual artist. She’s performed on the Jools Holland Show, at the Mercury Awards, and more. Get tickets here.

Moses Boyd & Vin Gordon (August 22nd, at Omeara, London Bridge) – Vin Gordon is a legend in the Jamaican music scene; he was Bob Marley’s trombonist for 12 years and recorded Exodus with him in London. His parter for this headline gig is none other than Moses Boyd, whose 2 MOBO awards speak for themselves. Get tickets here.

And the kicker? All tickets come with a complimentary Appleton Estate Rum cocktail.

That’s the spirit of great jazz.

NOTE: The Jamaican Jazz Sessions run between 7th & 22nd of August 2019 at various venues across London. You can find out more, and get tickets right HERE.


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