Jazz Stroud is a long weekend of music, DJs, and much more.
Starting on Thursday, the event features performances at the Brunel Goods Shed, SVA, Sub Rooms, Ale House, and St Laurence Church.
Weekend and day tickets are available and a raft of free daytime performances will be held outside the Sub Rooms with DJ Dubbu and friends, live music and DJs at SVA and St Laurence Church.
Organiser Neil Walker said: “Since Jazz Stroud began in 2017 the UK has witnessed an unstoppable surge of talent, redefining the genre of jazz and pushing its boundaries in every direction. At the festival, we aim to embrace the spirit of collaboration and family that naturally comes with such a huge network of interconnected musicians, many of whom have returned to Stroud to play multiple times.”
Rob Pemberton highlighted the eclectic mix on offer: “Whether it’s the expansive spiritual jazz of Matthew Halsall, the pioneering skills of Gilles Peterson, or the sumptuous neo-soul of Ego Ella May, or the irresistible afro-futuristic groove of Onipa – there’s something for everyone here.”
Performer Moina Moin, added: “I love coming back for this energised time in Stroud and love the way DJs and club culture play an important role in the festival.”
Matthew Halsall, Gilles Peterson, Hailu Mergia, Ego Ella May, Onipa Woom, Allysha Joy, Jelly Cleaver, Holysseus Fly, Neue Grafik EnsembleSnowboy & the Latin Section, Geno Washington,
Thursday, May 26, 7 pm at the Brunel Goods Shed
The ethio-jazz legend who drifted into obscurity but now may be considered one of the all-time pioneers.
Hailu Mergia’s imaginative organ and accordion grooves capture the popular ghosts of the past for our modern ears.
Friday, May 27, 8 pm at the Brunel Goods Shed
Onipa’s sound is an African-electronic fusion that takes classic Afrobeat and from the golden era, 1970s sound merged with plenty of electronic synthesisers and effects to produce the sound of live Afrofuturism.
Saturday, May 28, 8 pm at the Brunel Goods Shed
Matthew Halsall Manchester-based composer, arranger, and band-leader, Matthew has carved out a niche for himself as one of the UK’s brightest talents. His soulful trumpet-playing music has won international acclaim, floating over a sound that draws on the heritage of British jazz, spiritual jazz, world music, and electronica influences. His label, Gondwana Records, is home to the likes of Dwight Trible, Portico Quartet, and Mammal.
Sunday, May 29, 8 pm at the Sub Rooms
Giles Peterson – joining the musical dots – soul, hip-hop, house, Afro, Latin, electronica, jazz and beyond. Peterson is a legend within the Jazz and dance music scene and championed many new independent labels and experimental emerging artists. Throughout his career, Peterson has played a pivotal role in promoting genres such as jazz, hip-hop, and electronic music.
Sunday, May 29, 7.30 pm at the Brunel Goods Shed
Ego Ella May,Immi Dash,Hollysseus.
A soulful evening of female vocalists from emerging breakthrough talent from local artist Immi Dash through to the established sophisticated sounds of Ego Ella May.
Also playing: Zenel, Queen Colobus, Footshooter, Immi Dash, William Florelle Fergus McCreadie Trio, Queen ColobusDeeJay FadeInvisible Apples, Fidel Cutstro, TLKEarl Temple Foundation, Jasper KirtonStanleay, Tiny Chapter, Daniel InzaniBabia, Moina Moin, The GrenadinesJsso Project, Griz-O, Orbury Common Albino Tarantino, Patrick McMahon Dave Ayre and Guests, Loco DoomsDubbu, Dave Elmore, Sean Rowe, MonobrowMendoza. MoJam. Robbie Duncan H.O.P . Situationism. Ms MoniqueThe High Priest. Maisie Gaffney & more.
For further information and tickets visit: https://www.jazzstroud.org/