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The Kandinsky Effect + Matt Stevens

The Kandinsky Effect credit Jim Rosemberg

The Vortex is delighted to welcome back The Kandinsky Effect

“The young Paris-based trio offers an invigorating approach to modern jazz and improvisation…” LA Times

Conceived on Paris’s cosmopolitan jazz scene, forged on the road in America, and informed by international currents in electronic music, The Kandinsky Effect is a jazz power trio for the 21st century. Now based in New York City and Paris, the band makes its Cuneiform debut with Synesthesia, a roller-coaster ride of an album marked by fierce grooves, subtle electronic textures, intricate metrical shifts, and a commitment to empathic group interplay.

Featuring Warren Walker on saxophone and electronics, Gaël Petrina on bass and electronics and Caleb Dolister on drums and laptop, The Kandinsky Effect avidly explores a vast sonic territory, including some too seldom associated with jazz. They are searching for new ways to work within the jazz idiom by blending the borders of jazz, rock, electronica, hip-hop and experimental sounds

Warren Walker, Saxophone and Effects

Gael Petrina, Bass and Effects

Caleb Dolister, Drums

Support comes from guitarist Matt Stevens

“A one man guitar orchestra” Acoustic Magazine UK

“One of the 25 players changing the guitar” Australian Guitar Magazine

Matt Stevens is an instrumental artist from North London, using an acoustic guitar and sampler to create multi layered tracks live. He plays live all over the UK and has recently released his 4th album Lucid on Esoteric/Cherry Red Records.


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