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Two exceptional young bands play Kings Place as part of the Jazz Promotion Nework’s Emerging talent scheme. Saxophonist Josh Schofield and his Quartet draw on the jazz tradition with influences from Cannonball Adderley to Wayne Shorter.
Morpher, in contrast, blend elements of hip-hop and electronics with their jazz upbringing, bringing an infections energy to their live performances.
The Jazz Promotion Network (JPN) presents a series of double bill performances at Kings Place featuring the best graduates from jazz courses at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Leeds College of Music.
The Emerging Talent project aims to bridge a gap that exists between jazz courses and the early years of a young musician’s career. Jez Matthews, a jazz promoter based in Sheffield, and the instigator of the project, explains that many students struggle in the first few years after graduation to find opportunities to sustain musical projects and develop their artistic careers. As a result they are forced to focus on less ambitious work in order to make a living. The Emerging Talent project provides an opportunity for four bands to bridge this gap by touring to top venues, and raising their profiles with promoters and audiences.
Developed by Jez Matthews and the JPN Board, this double bill is supported by funds from the Arts Council, the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Leeds College of Music.