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Studio Jazz presents


Fri 13 Dec 2024

Robin Hopcraft – trumpet/trombone/vocals, Idris Rahman – Sax/Vocals, Julia Biel – vocals, Saleem Raman – Drums, Andy Gibson – Guitar, Emmanuel Afram – Bass, Kishon Khan – keyboard

Born out of London’s melting pot of cultures and music, it’s 20 years since Soothsayers burst on to the scene with stunning Afrobeat-infused debut album, ‘Lost City’. 10 albums later, they still push musical boundaries to huge acclaim. Led by founder members, Robin Hopcraft and Idris Rahman (brother of Zoe), Soothsayers have played Glastonbury, North Sea Jazz, WOMAD and many more, whilst their sound includes dance-inducing grooves, heavy dub bass lines, afrobeat rhythms, sublime vocal harmonies, fiery horns and much more. A Studio Jazz Christmas party…!

“A deep reggae rhythm section is always a pleasure; so too is an Afro-jazz horn section – put the two together and add some seriously cool singers and some speaker squeezing sonic manipulation and you have a party hit on your hands.’

Jazz FM

Thrilling harmonies…. Seriously infectious dance-floor grooves… goose bump inducing vocals”

The Guardian

"One of the finest slices of Anglo Caribbean fusion since The Specials in their prime……artfully mixing in funk and Afrobeat to their deep dub.”