Another instalment of our fantastically successful NYJO Jazz Jam with guest performer Ms Maurice (Sheila Maurice-Grey) bringing a melange of influences from 70s jazz grooves to West African music tradition.
With sounds heavily influenced by her London upbringing, Ms Maurice's music is stimulated by her visual art practice where she aims to question her identity, as well as what it means to misrepresent vs to be misrepresented.
Ms Maurice is bandleader of KOKOROKO and plays with jazz septet Nérija who were nominated for Jazz Fm Breakthrough Act 2016 and where the winner of Parliamentary Jazz Newcomer of Year 2017. She has performed with the likes of Solange, Kano on the Jool’s Holland Show, The Mercury Prize 2016 and features on Little Simz’s album Stillness in Wonderland.
The NYJO Jazz Jam sessions are open to all ages—passers-by, jazz fans, parents and children are all welcome to stay and enjoy the music. The musicians will kick-start the session with a set at midday, then the floor will open to all those who want to jam*.
*Pianos, drums and double bass will be provided
Tickets: Free admission—reserve below to guarantee a space or simply turn up on the day!
Venue: Level 6, Foyles 107 Charing Cross Road