Selector Presents with Jamz Supernova

Selector presents Jamz Supernova at SXSW 2023

Presented by the British Council’s Selector Radio, Jamz Supernova will host a genre-bending night of art pop, alt r&b and more, showcasing the best of emerging talent out of the UK.

Featuring: Jessica winter, Ishmael ensemble, Robocobra quartet, TYSON, and Desta French + special guest DJ set by Jamz

7pm Doors
8pm Desta French
10pm Ishmael Ensemble
11pm Robocobra Quartet
12am Jessica Winter
1 am Jamz Supernova (DJ Set)

UK-based DJ and tastemaker JAMZ SUPERNOVA announces a genre-bending night at SXSW of exciting talent from the UK, curated by Jamz Supernova and supported by the British Council in partnership with British Underground and Folded Wing.

Featuring performances by fast-rising UK talent including: avant garde art-pop artist Jessica Winter, electronica-jazz collective Ishmael Ensemble, jazz-punk collective Robocobra Quartet, alt-R&B singer-songwriter TYSON, British Latinx singer Desta French and Jamz Supernova.

The performances will be recorded for Selector Radio, which has been produced by Folded Wing since 2010, and will be played out to the show’s 4 million listeners across 40 countries over the coming weeks.

Jamz said: “Such a joy & a privilege to not only go to SXSW for the first time but be trusted to curate a stage! I’m so proud of our eclectic line up it really showcases how exciting our musical UK offering is!”

British Council director of music Joel Mills said: “Selector is about the independence and diversity of UK music and taking it out into the world. Bringing all these bands together for one night for SXSW will produce a sensational evening of sound.”

What unites these artists, despite their far-ranging sounds and influences, is the magnetic force of JAMZ SUPERNOVA, who handpicked and curated this line-up from her experience as a label-head, radio host, DJ, podcaster and overall tastemaker. She’s been broadcasting in the industry for over a decade, though she’s only 32. She’ll be known to fans for slots on BBC Radio 1Xtra (Best Specialist ARIA Gold Winner 2021), BBC 6Music (Broadcast & Press Guild Best Radio Show of 2022) & Selector Radio for the British Council, reaching over 4 million global listeners.

SELECTOR RADIO: Presented by Jamz Supernova and broadcast in more than 35 countries around the world, Selector connects a global audience to anything and everything that’s exciting in British music right now. We take you on a virtual tour of the UK, dropping you into the heart of cities like Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow to listen to the best emerging talent. Jazz, grime, indie or electronica – or somewhere in between – each week we put together a truly eclectic playlist and catch up with the artists and labels who are leading the way in UK music. Selector Radio is a Folded Wing production for the British Council.

THE BRITISH COUNCIL is the UK’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide. We do this through our work in arts and culture, education and the English language. We work with people in over 200 countries and territories and are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021-22 we reached 650 million people.

BRITISH UNDERGROUND curates and produces international showcase and streaming projects in music and the arts. We are an Arts Council England NPO and PRSF Talent Development Partner working across culture from Stormzy to the Royal Shakespeare Company. We have 20 years experience producing significant showcases and events at South by Southwest, in Austin, TX (SXSW).

FOLDED WING – Where Sound Takes Flight. Straight out of Essex, Folded Wing are passionate about producing content that makes a difference. Collaborations with artists, creators, producers and musicians allow us to take risks and develop new opportunities in the creative space. We forge top-flight partnerships with brands, the BBC and cultural organisations reaching global audiences with award-winning podcasts, documentaries and globally syndicated radio shows. We have a proven track record in nurturing talent on and off the mic, and a long-standing commitment to increasing diversity in audio – operating from the east coast of England and in London, Manchester and Belfast.

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