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Marito Marques – Na Eira

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GoGo Penguin

I love this easy-to-listen, hard-hitting jazz trio from Manchester hotly tipped as the rising stars of the UK Jazz scene. They are known for their skittering break-beats, infectious and minimalist piano melodies, powerful and propulsive basslines.

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Kamasi Washington – The Epic

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Snarky Puppy

Well… it took me a while to write this post. I wanted to be just right for this two-time Grammy award winning band, Snarky Puppy. They are everything you can wish for. Classical, Funk, Jazz, Fusion, Afro you name it they have it. Described as Jazz-fusion would just categorize them as great music or how Michael League puts it “music for the brain and the booty”. Rich and dense textures combined with soulful melodies with great note choice make up a mixture you can’t look away!

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Kandace Springs

Kandace Springs is yet another Prince approved singer-songwriter. Inspired by the great Norah Jones is in this subtile atmosphere she feels more comfortable.

A unique voice that wants to be known as “one the younger people that are keeping jazz and soul alive and vibrant”.

Femi Temowo

Femi Temowo is a Mercury Music Prize and MOBO Award nominated musician who you might know from working with Amy Winehouse and George Benson. He’s Afro-Jazz style is heavily influenced by the likes of Fela Kuti, Sunny Ade but also Charlie Parker and Miles Davis.

“One of Europe’s finest and most sought after guitarists.”-  Timeout Magazine

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Jacob Collier

If you don’t know this name by now… we need to talk! A YouTube sensation and prodigious multi-instrumentalist based in London described by Herbie and Quincy as the “new music genious”. If that alone isn’t enough to get you interested what is?!

He sings, arranges, plays and a wide range of instruments and you can all of that action on his YouTube Channel.

He recently released his debut album called “In my room” and it’s definitly a must have.

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Femi Temowo – The Music is the feeling

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Hiromi Uehara – Spark

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