presented by JAZZ RE:FRESHED OUTERNATIONAL

Ezra Collective

Mar 13, 2019 | 1:00am – 1:40am CT
Ezra Collective

credit: Declan Slattery

Mace Windu Riddim

Synergy in motion, London five-piece Ezra Collective are proving themselves as a harmonious tour de force. Their sound nods respectfully to a classic jazz footprint, celebrating the originators whilst simultaneously carving a path solely their own. Ezra Collective marry the delicate technicalities of jazz musicianship with afrobeat and hip hop, tied together by a sound that’s unmistakably London. Their live show is one of dynamic union; the strength of their partnership shines in performances that are commanding yet sensitive, soulful and pertinently groove-laced. Boiler Room rightly labelled the group as “pioneering the new-wave of U.K. jazz”.

As the genre enjoys a new lease of life that is gaining momentum across the country, Ezra Collective are adding their own fresh and imaginative face to a style that continues to be “as entertaining as it is educational” (Trench). 2018 saw them sell out their full UK headline tour, bought continued success for their genre-bending second EP, Juan Pablo: The Philosopher and 2 acclaimed singles including "Reason in Disguise" feat. Jorja Smith.



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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Festival Wristband, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
From: London, UK-ENGLAND
Genre: Jazz
Subgenre: African
Event Type: Showcase