Yazmin Lacey & Emma-Jean Thackray
♜ Yazmin Lacey & Emma-Jean Thackray
präsentiert von Black Atlantic & WDR Cosmo
► DI || 23.10. || Doors: 19h || YUCA, Köln
► Two of the most progressive new artists of the UK jazz scene
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Yazmin Lacey sings with the directness and emotional clarity of classic soul. Having written in her bedroom for her whole life, she began to play acoustic shows in 2014. As her reputation grew locally in Nottingham, she came to meet the diverse group of musicians who would form her band. Together, they’ve written an EP which combines Yazmin’s incisive songwriting with the vitality of jazz. Her sound resonates with lovers of soulful and honest music. ‘Brilliant singer/songwriter and great new name for the UK’ Gilles Peterson July 2017.
Emma-Jean Thackray is an award winning composer/ producer/ arranger/ instrumentalist/ singer and as a recent RBMA alumni, has been described by RBMA as „one of the UK’s most exciting new jazz artists“, as “somewhere between Madlib and Ornette Coleman” by Djam La Revue, “one to watch” by the London Evening Standard and as “supremely talented… the sound of South London” by Sounds Of The Universe. Her recent release WALRUS is gaining a lot of underground support and sits in the collections of some of
the worlds‘ finest vinyl selectors including Theo Parrish, Chairman Jeff, Mr Scruff, Gilles Peterson and more, and was described by Rhythm Section as „one of the most exciting and unique jazz records of 2016“.