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Grifton Forbes-Amos Quintet

Doors 7:45 PM, Music 8:30 PM – 2 set(s) of music



Grifton Forbes-Amos – Trumpet

James Akers – Tenor Sax

Raelle – Voice

Jay Verma – Keys

Max Kahn – Bass

King David Ike-Elechi – Drums


24-year-old Grifton Forbes-Amos is a London based trumpeter/composer who has been playing music from the young age of 10, working to identify his sound and what music means to him. He strives to seek his sound from all the resources he’s come across creating something new but still paying homage to Jazz music he loves.

Since 2017 he has been making himself more known in the Jazz scene, constantly trying to develop his sound through the genres he regularly performs in like: Jazz, Latin music, Fusion, Afrobeat and many more. He is heavily influenced through bands/artist like Roy Hargrove, Marquis Hill, Christian Scott, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan etc. who all aimed to find their unique sound within the music they performed/composed.

After finishing his studies in 2021 Grifton continued on to be apart of bands such as: TC and the Groove family, Neue Grafik Ensemble and many more. As well has performing with bands/projects like Nubiyan Twist, Soweto Kinch, Shabaka Hutchings and Blue Lab Beats.

For this event at the Vortex he will be playing his original compositions with his quintet!


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