- Sun, Nov 19, 2017 12:45 AM
53 Brixton Station Road
Latitude: 51.4633, Longitude: -0.11167
London's preparing to celebrate London Jazz Festival this November, and here at Pop Brixton we thought we'd do things a little differently with our own celebration of genre fusing and forward thinking acts: welcome to 'Not Quite Jazz'. An alternative jazz experience over a 2 day event delivering a mixture of hip hop, afro beat, soul & jazz and bringing together renowned artists & new talents. We'll be decking our event space out with a suitably alternative ambience for Brixton's take on jazz. With Pop Brixton covered and heated this winter, you're all invited to come down and cosy up or get down to 'Not Quite Jazz'. Friday 17th November ► Jally Kebba Susso and Manding Sabu Gambian kora player JALLY KEBBA SUSSO is expanding the boundaries of kora traditions while keeping its heart and soul intact. Blending traditional West African music with upbeat funk and jazz into a new nuanced and rooted sound in a contemporary world. ► J-Felix Eager to create his own sonic stamp, J-Felix’s sound blends early trip hop and US hip hop, with his love of all things funk, jazz and soul. J-Felix steers away from using samples in his work, preferring to layer up recordings of his own vocal and instrumental performances. ► The Inexplicables Bristol group bringing a unique blend of live dance music, championing fresh takes on hip hop with hints of jazz and roots. ► Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) Wah Wah 45 head honcho, Dom has been filling dance floors since the early 1990s with his beautifully blended, open minded mix of music steeped in soul, jazz and funk, and has become something of a clubbing institution. Saturday 18th November ► Mr Woodnote & Special guests Armed with a saxophone, loop pedals and practically whatever he can get his hands on, Mr. Woodnote creates every track, live on the spot, from scratch. ► Jenna & The Gs Going back to her live roots veteran bass music vocalist Jenna G has transformed her eclectic releases past, present and future alongside the musical stylings of Manchester's most prolific backing band, 8 Gold Rings. Analog all the way live, played with nothing but love and a whole lot of funk and soul, this is Jenna & The G’s. ► Esa (Special Cape Jazz set) London based South African, Esa Williams is a musical polymath as a producer, DJ and Ata Kak band leader. Drawing influences from his roots but firmly looking towards the future, he embodies a sound without limitations. Going back to his origins with a special cape jazz DJ set, this is one not to be missed. ► Donna Leake Brilliant Corners programmer, NTS Radio regular and Worldwide FM host, Donna Leake brings her musical expertise to South London. ► Amy True London Based Rapper, Singer & Poet who creates conscious Hip Hop & Soul in a variety of ways, Amy is increasingly gaining love and respect for her panache-drenched and uncompromisingly emotive performances. ► Mrisi Pianist, rapper and producer Mrisi is a multifaceted artist with a varied musical background, by which the development of his sound has sought to unify these areas of influence, from traditional South African music to Jazz piano and grass roots Hip Hop.