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Created and led by Tara Franks
For parents and babies/toddlers (0-5s)
This joy-filled class offers the opportunity for parents to sing, dance and shake along to songs from around the world and original tunes.
Mon, 2 - Tue, 3 Sep
Due to overwhelming demand we've added a second night for
Sons of Kemet's album launch!
Seldom has a band on the British jazz scene created such a buzz before releasing an album, but through their live shows - and some delightfully unexpected airplay - Sons of Kemet have done just that. And we're thrilled to have them back at the Vortex for a special album launch show.
A super-group of sorts led by clarinetist, saxophonist and composer Shabaka Hutchings with Oren Marshall on tuba and both Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford on drums, Sons of Kemet are set to release their stunning debut album Burn on 9 September on the go-to label of the year, Naim Jazz.
If there’s a band which sums up how exciting the UK jazz scene is at the moment it’s Sons of Kemet. Headed up by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Shabaka Hutchings (saxes), with two mighty and intricate drummers Tom Skinner and Seb Rochford, the quartet’s unlikely line-up is topped by tuba star Oren Marshall.
The previous collaborations of the band members reads like a modern lexicon of creative music and includes Radiohead, Courtney Pine, Matthew Herbert, Zero 7, Polar bear and the BBC Concert Orchestra.
Expect idiosyncratic but danceable grooves, improvised twists and a passion and conviction which set this new band apart. Drawing on jazz tradition, Jamaican heritage and New Orleans street music, Jazzwise magazine describe Sons of Kemet as "easily the most exciting band …on the new BritJazz scene over the last year."
"One of the hippest of new UK bands……it's almost certain to dominate the best of lists at the end of the year" The Guardian
"An exuberant and playful band, they have rapidly developed a sound all of their own" londonjazznews.com
"They’re easily the most exciting band to come my way on the new Brit-Jazz scene over the last year" Jazzwise
Checkout Sons of Kemet, recorded live at the Vortex on June 9th, 2012, at LIVE Vortex.
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