Over two evenings we feature 4 talented Breakthrough artists, showcasing new music premieres commissioned by Jazz South, alongside exclusive interviews with the composers talking to Kevin Le Gendre (J-Z/Jazzwise/MusicWeek) and Jazz Ketibuah-Foley (BBC, Ujima Radio).

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Showing Roella Oloro and Lucinda Fosker - Breakthrough Artists

Tuesday 27 April 2021, 8pm
Breakthrough Sessions: Roella Oloro and Lucinda Fosker

Jazz South presents Roella Oloro and Lucinda Fosker.

This double bill gig features filmed performances from two stunning venues in the South of England – premiering brand new music from both artists – alongside exclusive interviews with the artists talking to presenters Kevin Le Gendre and Jazz Ketibuah-Foley.

Performing at Brunel’s Good Shed in Stroud, multi-instrumentalist Roella Oloro explores the concept of a perfumer, mixing styles and influences from jazz, gospel, classical and rock.

Performing at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead, vocalist and songwriter Lucinda Fosker presents ‘Riverways’, an aural and visual journey along the River Thames, inspired by four contrasting places along a stretch she has known and loved all her life.

Watch the Breakthrough Sessions live on Jazz South’s YouTube channel.
Want a calendar reminder? Breakthrough Sessions reminder – 27 April.

 

Image of Asha Parkinson and Tim Davies

Wednesday 28 April 2021, 8pm
Breakthrough Sessions: Asha Parkinson and Tim Davies

Jazz South presents Asha Parkinson and Tim Davies.

This double bill gig features filmed performances from two stunning venues in the South of England – premiering brand new music from both artists – alongside exclusive interviews with the artists talking to presenters Kevin Le Gendre and Jazz Ketibuah-Foley.

Performing at the University of Kent’s Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Asha Parkinson presents Encounters, a powerful new suite for saxophone, string quartet, qanun, Arabic percussion and voice. Encounters inhabits an evocative sound world where jazz, Arabic Maqam and contemporary classical music meet with the feminist poetry of Maram Al-Masri.

Performing at Brunel’s Good Shed, Stroud, Tim Davies presents a suite for modular synthesiser and jazz quintet. Modular synthesis and jazz share significant common ground through their roots in improvisation, and the work explores these parallels by bringing together techniques of modular composition such as micro-sound and west coast synthesis in a jazz performance environment.

Watch the Breakthrough Sessions live on Jazz South’s YouTube channel.
Want a calendar reminder? Breakthrough Sessions reminder – 28 April.

For more events taking place in the Jazz South Online Festival, visit: https://www.jazzsouth.org.uk/onlinefest